Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Well actually, we're not entirely sure, but we think it might be a lion.
Footage has emerged showing a mysterious big cat roaming the streets of Birmingham. Fifty-three-year-old Dawn Paige checked her CCTV cameras after noticing that the rubbish bins at her home in Oldbury, West Midlands, had been tampered with.
Assuming it was probably a person who had been messing with her shit, she was horrified to discover what she believes to be a female lion rifling through her wheelie bins.
She said: "I thought it was kids messing around. I had the shock of my life when I saw that thing come into view. I was physically shaking."
As you can see in the video, the unidentified creature is around a metre tall and, quite frankly, looks like a massive fucking lion.
"At first, I thought it must be a big dog, but it moves just like a cat," said Dawn.
"I took the footage into work and asked some of the teachers what they thought, and they agree with me it looks like a leopard, or a she-lion. I've got a little dog and I'm absolutely terrified for her safety."
It's worth noting that Dawn, who is a teaching assistant, lives less than four miles from Dudley Zoo - a place that is home to several species of big cats. Did this one make a run for it?
A spokesperson for the zoo said all the animals are accounted for, but that doesn't explain where this giant beast came from.
The zoo added its experts had seen the video, but were unable to clarify what the creature was, with a spokesperson adding, "We were sent the footage and we could not positively identify what the animal was, but it may have possibly been a large dog."
Really helpful, guys! Dawn's neighbour, 47-year-old Rachel George, was the one who posted the footage on Facebook in order to try and track down the animal or figure out if it is just a 'large dog'.
"It just went mad when I posted it on Facebook," she said. "There were so many people worried about what it might be, and thousands of people commenting saying they thought it was a big cat.
"I am particularly scared because I work night shifts and I'm worried that I might bump into it one night. I just wanted to warn people living round here, especially if they have children."
So far there have been no other sightings, the West Midlands Police have had no further reports, and no investigation has been launched. So if you live in the area and you're worried about this so-called Beast of Birmingham, all we can say right now is stay vigilant. Especially if your wheelie bins are looking a little disheveled.
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Topics: UK News, Birmingham, Weird, Animals, Lion