Mystery of Yorkshire's purple snowman is solved

A purple snowman which has appeared in Yorkshire has been met with confusion and wonder across social media.

The purple snowman. Photo: PA

With his cheery smile and bright colours, he certainly stands out among the snow.

The unusual purple creation is not the result of some sly photo-shopping - but a pile of hay bales, sprayed purple.

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The creation, in The Yorkshire Dales, has already become something of a seasonal tourist attraction.

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