HIKERS have been told to “stay safe” after a “terrible” mysterious object was found hanging from a tree.
Startled locals in Stourbridge in the West Midlands fear the 10-inch gray object is either a giant bat or a nest hanging from a branch.
But other keen-eyed viewers have claimed it’s a Chinese honey locust – a plant not native to the UK.
Concerned locals have even claimed it’s a cat trapped in a sack.
Resident Emily JC spotted the object hanging from a tree in her back garden and took to Facebook to share her confusion.
She wrote: “Any idea what this is Stourbridgegians? Hanging from a tree in the garden.”
Commenting on the Facebook group post, Anne Steele wrote, “We think it’s a cat in a bag, you can see her face halfway up the bag, her hind legs pushing into the bag.”
The Sun has contacted the RSPCA.
Some of the less sinister suggestions included a bat, a squirrel, and even tights.
Emily later added, “It’s not a bat. It’s kind of a nest.”
Another viewer added: “Oh my god this is scary. Please be on the safe side guys.”
John Cahill suggested that the sac was the pod of a Chinese honey locust.
The fruit is produced in Northeast, Midwest and Middle East of China.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/18294381/walkers-warned-horrifying-mystery-object-tree-bat/ Hikers have issued a warning after a “terrifying” mysterious object was found hanging from a tree, sparking fears it could be a giant bat or a nest