Mysterious animal frightening people in community

A woman near Moncton says there's a strange animal frightening people in her community. Jennifer McGraw lives in lower Coverdale, where she says a mysterious animal was spotted.

McGraw says she first saw the animal on Hallowe'en morning.

McGraw says the animal is about one-metre high, black, with bristles and a curly tail.

McGraw says she contacted the Department of Natural Resources.

A spokesperson for the department says it has sent people out several times but they haven't spotted the animal but McGraw says it's still around.

McGraw says some people say it may have escaped from a pig farm or it may be an exotic pet that's escaped.

Whatever it is, she says people are frightened and she is not letting her children go out to play until it leaves.