The creature is thought to have escaped from a nearby farm.

Lancashire Police’s Dave Kerfoot posted an image of the animal crossing a road (pictured) on the Garstang and Over Wyre Facebook page.

In January, a local resident contacted the police about a large black cat in the area.

PC Kerfoot said: “At first, I suspected that it was just residents in Winmarleigh wanting a Winmarleigh Wallaby to rival the Pilling Panther.”

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Lancashire Police receive reports of wallaby sightings