REPORTS of unidentified beast sightings published in the Uxbridge Gazette last week have prompted more residents to come forward with their strange animal encounters.
Maggie Daly, of Chichester Avenue, Ruislip, was the first to claim she had seen a coyote in her garden on May 17 and then Karen Lewis came forward to say her son had seen a large animal on the Hayes Bypass (A312) last year.
Rob Houghton, also of Chichester Avenue, claims to have seen something that looked like a dingo in his garden.
He said: "Last Monday (June 1)at 11.30pm I heard a noise and went outside with a torch and saw it.
"It wasn't all that big and it definitely wasn't a fox. It was brown with a smooth tail, widespread ears, medium dog size and it was able to squeeze through a fence.
"It wasn't aggressive or nervous and I fed it a small piece of meat before it trotted off quite happily.
"I suspect someone has brought it over as an exotic pet and released it."
John Gannon, of West Avenue, Hayes, says he spotted a deer in his front garden on May 29.
He said: "I looked out of my window at about 5.30am and in my front garden was a young deer munching at the grass and plants.
."I called the RSPCA and was told that they are becoming just like the foxes, coming further into the towns and cities.
"This is the first I have seen a deer walking around the street."
Graham , of The Larches, Hillingdon, has also seen large paw prints in his garden.
He said: "Early one morning in 2001 my wife had got up to feed our baby girl in her bedroom and saw the neighbours rear floodlight come on and what she described as a wolf coming up the lawn towards the house.
"Needless to say she was ridiculed for a few days at least, but come the weekend I went in the garden and found a fine set of paw prints that looked like they had came from a fox from our books, but it would have been a very big fox.
"Recently when returning home late one night I did see wandering along the road outside our house the biggest fox I have ever seen. The description of the Hayes Bypass sighting is very similar.
"It reminded me of a kind of African Hunting dog due to the length of its legs."