Peters and his colleagues in the studio didn’t see the creature in the background of the shot, but many viewers started contacting the show, and Peters himself, to claim that they had seen something behind the swan.
Addressing the claims, Peters later said that viewers had spotted a “black shaped creature on the banks that then walked off.” He continued: “We’ve had a look around for you guys. We can’t see anything but you all spotted something on the shores. Could it have been someone walking a dog? The word ‘wolf’ has been used. I cannot confirm or deny.”
Peters joked that you “don’t get this sort of stuff on Countryfile” and that he and the crew will continue looking for the creature.
Big cat? Dog? Wolf? Yeti? It would appear the verdict is still out.