Leeds & West Yorkshire

A wallaby bounds into a road near Slaithwaite

The wallaby in Yorkshire
Image caption The Australian marsupial eats grasses and other foliage

A driver said he had "the shock of my life" when he saw a wallaby jumping along a road in the Yorkshire Pennines.

The sighting of the Australian marsupial was on Marsden Lane, near the village of Slaithwaite, outside Huddersfield.

The driver who took a picture of the animal said: "I kept sounding my horn but it wouldn't move."

The animal is believed to have escaped from a local farm where three wallabies are kept as pets.

According to the unnamed witness, after a while sitting in the middle of the road the animal "just skipped off".

West Yorkshire Police said they have had no reports of wallaby-related road incidents.

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