Archive for May 17th, 2012
Terrified university student Helen Murray said she took the snaps while out for a stroll near dense woodland close to a path near the Old River Lea on bank holiday Monday earlier this month.She said she was stopped in her tracks by the unknown animal, which was larger than a person and covered in shaggy black fur.“I tried to stay calm as I wasn’t sure what kind of animal it was or if it was even alive,” she said. “I had my phone ready to call 999. Then the creature moved. Somehow I managed to take a couple of pictures before I ran.“I managed to get away but was scared half to death.”Ms Murray says she didn’t contact the police because she thought they wouldn’t believe her.A spokeswoman for Hackney police said there have been no other reports of sightings, while experts at London Zoo said the pictures were not clear enough for them to comment.