On December 15, Kim Fryer was roused from her bed by a shout. When she rushed downstairs, she discovered her daughter face-to-face with a furry little creature curled up on top of the microwave.
Though the animal was roughly the size and shape of one of the Fryers' five cats, his plush red coat and bushy tail gave him away.
“I came down and spotted this little fox curled up on top of the microwave!” Fryer said. “I have five cats and a dog so obviously I have a cat flap. He must have crawled under the gate and through the cat flap.”