A woman was stunned after she found an ‘unwelcome squatter’ in her cat’s bed – a FOX.
Meloney Blazye, 47, went to let her moggy into the garden when she spotted the cheeky urban fox sleeping on a bed on the kitchen surface.
Her cat George hissed relentlessly at the fox, who refused to budge until Meloney tipped him out the window of her home in Petts Wood, south east London.
Meloney, who works as an executive assistant at a bank, said: “I woke at 4am to let George out the kitchen window, as he goes onto the roof into the garden, and then went back to sleep until 6am.
“When I came downstairs, and walked passed the kitchen into the bathroom, I did a double take as in the kitchen window I could see a pair of huge ears.
“I thought, ‘hmm those are not the cat’s ears’, and I turned the light on to look at what was in the cat’s bed and it was a fox.
“He was very tame, he did not want to leave.
“George was outside the window and was not impressed, I had to let him in the bathroom window.
“He jumped on the side and leapt into action and was telling the fox off – he was even hissing at him, but the fox just looked at him.”
Single Meloney even considered grabbing a cooking implement to move the fox – but then thought better of whacking a wild animal.
She eventually managed to move him out the window, but he left behind an ‘awful smell’.
Meloney added: “It was like an unwelcome squatter.
“I kept tapping the bed but backing away as it’s a wild dog and I did not want to upset it as it could bite for all I knew.
“Eventually, I managed to tip the bed and it went out the window.
“I quickly shut the window and it stood outside the window looking in.
“It was a very good-looking fox but stinky, and it frightened the life out of me.
“I guess it must have got its bottom on my sofa for a while as it stank and I had to clean everything.
“It is the most awful smell, I am lucky I had shut my bedroom door or I could have woken up with that on my bed.”