A woman was left stunned after spotting a four-foot-long ‘crocodile’.
Sarah Jayne Ellis spotted the reptile, which has been dubbed the Castleford Croc, roaming in a back garden in the West Yorkshire town.
Ellis was able to take some photos of the creature on her phone and the images appear to show a long reptile with its tail lying in the grass.
She explained that the creature did not move when she was looking at it but it had gone when she returned a few hours later.
Ellis told YorkshireLive: “I thought ‘that’s a crocodile’.
“I was shutting the blinds in the bedroom when I saw it on the grass. I looked a couple of hours later and it was gone.”
Ellis showed the snaps to her sister Kate Ellis Holmes who was also stunned by the sighting.
She said: “I was just genuinely in disbelief when she was telling the story. When I saw the picture I was in disbelief.
“I thought it was bizarre and a really interesting story.”