A couple discovered a fox in their kitchen after the hot weather drove the animal inside their home, footage has revealed.
Housewife Karen East woke up at 3am yesterday to a fox in her kitchen after falling asleep on the sofa at her home in Buckhurst Hill, Essex.
Footage showed the moment her husband, 64, who did not want to be named, took a broom to the fox after it hid behind their microwave.
He gently tapped the animal’s bushy tail with the broom, forcing it out of its cozy hiding corner.
The couple’s house backs onto a school playing fields so foxes are regular visitors, they said.
Housewife Karen East woke up at 3am yesterday to a fox in her kitchen (pictured) after falling asleep on the sofa at her home in Buckhurst Hill, Essex
But their other animals – two goats, a small pig and five ducks – usually stop the foxes entering their home.
He added: ‘Normally foxes occasionally come into the garden but we have a few animals which keeps them out. Unfortunately there are neighbours that feed the foxes which can encourage them.’
Footage shows the moment her husband, 64, who did not want to be named, takes a broom to the fox after it hides behind their microwave
The fox wandered into their home through an open patio door as the couple desperately tried to keep cool amid Britain’s heatwave.
Mr East said: ‘My wife had fallen asleep on sofa and was woken by our dog going mad. That’s when it obviously went behind the microwave. I got it to leave by gently touching it’s tail with a broom handle.’
The fox did not cause any damage during its visit, Mr East added.
Meanwhile, the UK has been hotter than top holiday destinations such as Marbella, Mykonos and Tenerife this week, with temperatures peaking at 91.4F (33C).
Source: Daily Mail