Laura Page was walking in Barnby Dun at 1pm this afternoon, Thursday, June 16, with her 16-year-old nephew when they spotted a big black cat crossing a bridge over the canal.
Laura didn’t manage to get a photo but said: “It went over a bridge, we only had sight of it for probably five seconds, it was like a small Great Dane.
"It was only after we seen it we just thought that was a big cat and a helicopter starting circling so god knows if that knew too.
"I was pretty scared but my nephew wasn't so that chilled me.
“On our way back we told two ladies and they said we wasn't the first people to say this.”
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