Firefighters were called to rescue a wild mink which had entered a Horsham home yesterday (Monday June 10).
Crew arrived in Normandy Gardens at around 4.10pm.
The animal had come in through the cat flap and hid under a chair.
A spokesperson for West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said that a unit was dispatched because there may have been a risk to an elderly lady inside the house at the time.
“The animal had gone into the house and they didn’t know what it was. All they knew is that it was small and black.
“It was hiding under a chair where an elderly lady was sitting and she couldn’t physically move.
“So believing that there is a risk and the chance that someone could get injured we sent a unit.”
Firefighters recovered the mink and release it outside.