People in a Lancashire village were left feeling baffled earlier this week after spotting a wallaby roaming the streets.

The animal, native to Australia, was out enjoying the heatwave on Monday, July 18, after being spotted by a passer-by in Guide Road, Hesketh Bank.

In the video, filmed by Marcio Castanho, the animal can be seen hopping along the road and pathways by people's homes.

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Posting it to Facebook, Helen Cooney asked: ”Anybody lost a wallaby?”

The video has since been shared dozens of times with many flocking to comment on it.

Ben Jones said: “Now I know we’ve a heatwave but I think he’s hugely mistaken the UK for Australia - how bizarre.”

“How amazing,” said another.

Patsy O’Reilly said: “Wow how on earth has that got here? I hope someone keeps it safe.”

Thankfully the marsupial was unharmed during its walkabout and is now home safe and secure.

Joe Hilton, who owns animal entertainment service Animal Party North West, says the wallaby escaped from a weak point in the fence.

Posting to a public Facebook group, Mr Hilton said: “Back home now.

“Thanks to everyone who has shown concern.

“There is a weak point in the fence which is now being fixed - hopefully you won’t be seeing anymore down your road!

“It’s obviously very unusual for wallabies to be hopping round the village and the support from the community has been overwhelming, so would like to offer visits to anyone who wishes to see them.

“All I do ask is please do not go on the field or go to see them without me being there for health and safety reasons, as it is not a public display and I am not insured for that.”

It's not the first time an escaped marsupial has been seen hopping across Lancashire. 

In 2009, one was seen in the Pendle countryside after escaping from a Barnoldswick farm.