Walkers warned after 'horrifying' mystery object found hanging from tree sparking fears it could be a giant BAT or nest

WALKERS have been urged to "be safe" after a "horrifying" mystery object was found hanging froma tree.

Spooked locals in Stourbridge in the West Midlands fear the 10inch grey object is a giant BAT or a nest hanging from a branch.

But other eagle-eyed viewers have claimed it's a Chinese honeylocust fruit pod – a plant which is not native to the UK.

Worried locals have even claimed it's a cat trapped in a sack.

Resident Emily JC spotted the object on a tree in her back garden and took to Facebook to share her confusion.

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She wrote: "Any idea what this is, Stourbridgians? Hanging from tree in the garden."

Anne Steele commented on the Facebook group post, writing: "We think it's a cat in a bag, you can see it's face half way up inside the bag it's back legs are pushing down in the bag."

The Sun has contacted the RSPCA.

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Less sinister suggestions included a bat, a squirrel and even a pair of tights.

Emily later added: "It's not a bat guys. It's some sort of nest."

Another viewer added: "Omg that’s horrifying. Please be safe guys."

John Cahill suggested the sack is the pod of a Chinese honeylocust fruit.

The fruit is produced in northeastern, midwestern, and mideastern China.

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