31/01/2014 08:34 GMT | Updated 03/02/2014 12:59 GMT

Puma Sneaks Into Chilean Family Home. Trashes It (VIDEO)

Picture the scene: You wake up, pad downstairs and put the kettle on for a cup of coffee.

You’re still bleary-eyed when you notice, yep, that's a puma in your kitchen.

Well that’s exactly what happened to Amalin Haddad one morning.

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Who me? The puma looks almost kittenish as he pauses during his rampage

She told Sky News: “I was making breakfast and all of a sudden… I thought it was a dog because I saw its legs first, but it was a puma.

“A puma, like those you see in the zoo.”

Having let rip with a blood-curdling scream, Haddad fled the room, locking the door behind her.

At which point Mr Puma took it upon himself to trash the place.


Will someone get him a scratching post: The blind was eventually completely destroyed

The two-year-old animal was filmed chewing up window blinds, scratching furniture, and generally entertaining himself until wildlife officials arrived at the house in Santiago, Chile.

Police told the BBC they believed the animal may have been kept as a pet and had either been released or had escaped.

It was sedated with a tranquiliser dart and taken to a nearby zoo where it was treated for minor injuries.

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By Sara C Nelson