A conservatory owner woke up recently to find her view of the garden included a strange visitor.
Jackie Morgan noticed what she thought was a squirrel outside of the conservatory, but on closer inspection it turned out to be a meerkat.
"I got out of bed and went down for breakfast and spotted this thing," she told the Daily Post.
"At first I thought it was a squirrel. I couldnt believe my eyes.
"We put some nuts out for it so it came in and we captured it in a box. I think its only a baby."
The animal was eventually taken into the care of Chester Zoo, which managed to find its owner, but not before Monica had begun following Mrs Morgan and her husband Keith around the house, sitting on their laps.
The couple fed the meerkat dead mice after learning a little about its diet from animal care authorities.
A couple recently invited UKTV Style show Gutted! into their home with the intention of raising money to give their conservatory a makeover.