A badger sneaked into a home through a cat flap before opening a fridge and helping itself to a Bakewell tart. Geoff Taylor captured the footage after his was woken by the nocturnal animal in the middle of the night at his rural home in West Middlesex.
And the bold badger burglar is a repeat offender, as the night before it was caught red pawed raiding the same fridge, on that occasion it had managed to eat its way through six eggs, including their shells.
On its first visit it shuffled in under the cloak of darkness, waking Mr
Taylor from his slumber when he heard the sound of someone or something
in the kitchen.
Upon seeing Mr Taylor, the badger ran back out through the cat flap.