Padfoot

Padfoot

In the Yorkshire folklore, the Padfoot was an inhabitant of the moorlands around the city of Leeds. It was reported to have many shapes like a great sheep with shaggy fleece and a red-eyed or a black donkey or great white dog. The first sign that a traveller knows of its appearance is the sound of its footsteps padding behind them in the dark sometimes accompanied by the clanking of chains.

John and Caitlin Matthews, The Element Encyclopaedia of Magical Creatures, 2013, Padfoot, p 363

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