A family returned home from holiday to discover their home had been ransacked by a squirrel.
Kari Drees, from the US state of Georgia, said that she and her family received an alert informing them that their alarm had been triggered.
Kari asked a friend to check on the house but they failed to spot anything awry.
She told WSB-TV: "We had a friend come check it out, and our doors and windows were intact so we just thought it was a software issue."
However, the family discovered the cause when they returned home and discovered the rodent nesting in their couch. Kari revealed that the squirrel has caused thousands of dollars worth of damage.
She said: "We saw wood chippings from the door all over the floor, and as we further inspected it, all the windows had been damaged.
"It seems like he was trying to make his way out of the house. So, he started chewing every window, every door just trying to get out."