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"Someone Has Been Sleeping In My Bed!" One Cat Said After Homeowner Discovers Imposter

Do you remember the popular childhood story of 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'? A family of bears comes home from a walk to find someone had snuck into their home, eaten their supper and gone to sleep in their beds.

The baffled bears walk throughout the house looking for the intruder and find her in a bed. When they confront her she gets frightened off.

A scene like that recently unfolded in real life, except it was the home of a family with a cat. And instead of a towheaded little girl, the intruder was a badger.

A family from Scotland claim a badger was badgering them in their own home. The creature snuck in through the cat door, and no one even noticed at first.

The wild badger went on to eat the cat's food out of the cat's bowl. Again, no one noticed and the family went about their business.

Later, Connie O’Neil, the homeowner happened to glance at the furry ball sleeping in the cat bed, and was stunned to realize that it wasn't her cat. It was the badger.

He had curled up on the plush bed and was taking a nice, quiet nap. The homeowner snapped a photo of the very cozy scene as the badger peeps back at her, sleepily.

O'Neil opened the back door and then gently attempted to slide the cat bed - badger and all - toward it in an attempt to shoo the intruder away. At first, the badger was too lazy to move and just went along for the ride.

Finally, when the badger realized the back door was open, he sprinted out the door.

“He had gotten in through the cat flap and had eaten all the cat food before going for a sleep on the cat bed,” read a post on the SSPCA's website. "He didn’t seem too happy when I tried to move him but I was able to slide the cat bed round and it was then that the badger noticed the back door was open so [he] made a run for it!”

Workers at the SPCA say that the woman was very lucky. “Like all wild animals badgers can be aggressive when injured or cornered so we would advise not to go near or touch them without giving us a call first,” said Mike Flynn, Scottish SPCA chief superintendent.

The badger didn't turn on the woman thankfully, and both she and the wild animal parted unharmed. Hopefully, the badger won't keep the address in mind the next time he's in the mood for a quick snack and a comfortable snooze. Just in case, though, it may be wise for the family to lock the cat door for a while to keep out the intruder.

According to the SPCA, badgers finding their way into a home is an extremely rare and unlikely occurrence, so most homeowners don’t have to worry.

Source: HuffPost
Photos: Alena Ozerova/123RF Stock Photo, Stephen Hanafin/Flickr, Twitter, Max Pixel, Wayfair

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