A ginger cat called George was recently outfoxed when he returned from a walk in the garden to find an uninvited guest had taken over his bed.
“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,” said George’s owner, 47-year-old Meloney Blayze from Petts Wood, south east London. “‘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.”
Meloney had woken up at 4am to let George out of the kitchen window and into the garden, but the fox had sneaked in after she’d gone back to sleep and made itself comfortable in the unsuspecting cat’s bed. When he finally returned, George tried to scare the squatter away by hissing at it, but the fox refused to budge until Meloney picked up the bed and tipped the fox out of the window. “He was very tame, he did not want to leave,” she said. Given the cold spell sweeping the UK at the moment, we can’t really blame him!