Have you ever blamed an adorable fox for the mess in your family’s kitchen?
Especially as teenagers, we’ve all come up with incredible excuses not to clean up, but Emma Slade has the video to prove it.
Bins overturned, rubbish strewn across the floor and fresh laundry strewn about – that’s what the 39-year-old woke up to at her home in Canvey Island, Essex.
Upon entering her kitchen, the mum-of-three discovered the animal napping on the counter.
Footage taken on his phone shows the fox cowering over the sink and refusing to leave.
Emma had left the door open in the early morning to let her dog into the garden.
A few hours later, she heard a loud bang but thought it was just her daughter coming home.
The housekeeper was ready to blame the pet dog until she found out the cheeky fox was the culprit.
Fortunately, Emma’s daughter’s boyfriend Mason bravely picked up the invader and carried him outside.
It took three hours to clean up the mess, including a pile of poop the animal had left as a parting gift.
“Next time I hear knocking in the night, I might get up and check,” Emma said after Friday’s incident.
“I thought it was my daughter and her boyfriend arriving, but it was actually a fox.
“I was quite scared at first, but he didn’t even flinch or want to move at all.
“The door was closed when I came down in the morning, so it must have closed in the night and the fox got stuck.”
Unfortunately for Emma, in a probable escape attempt, the fox had ransacked most of her kitchen.
She said: ‘There was no real damage but all the laundry was on the floor, bins on the floor and lots of poo.
“There were flowers all over the sofa. It took three hours to clean everything.
“I’m not the biggest fan of foxes because the night I moved in my bunny got eaten by a fox, so maybe it’s the same.”
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