A pet cat has baffled its owner by regularly bringing home piles – of swimming GOGGLES.
Sally Bell, 52, says ginger feline Avery used to return home with dead mice and birds.
But Sally was left confused three weeks ago when the four-year-old moggy brought back a pair of swimming goggles.
Avery has since gathered an impressive collection of EIGHT pairs.
Retired nursery nurse Sally, of Bristol, has no idea where the goggles have come from.
She does not live near a swimming pool or leisure centre where goggles could be found and is desperate to return them to their rightful owners.
Mum-of-two Sally said: “Since Avery was allowed to go out, he’s always been a hunter – we’ve had mice, frogs and even a baby magpie last year.
“He’s not afraid of the size of the kill.
“I found the first pair of goggles in the conservatory where my cats sleep and I thought it was really odd, like where did they come from?
“I didn’t really take a lot of notice but then there was another pair a few days later.
“When it got to four pairs, I was talking to my neighbour and they said Avery had brought them a pair as well that they’d found in their garden!
“He’s now got eight pairs and I just don’t know where they’re coming from, if they’ve come from the same house or from a couple of houses.
“I’m just bemused by it!”
Sally added: “I went round all my neighbours that have got children and one of them has a swimming pool so I really thought it would be to do with them, but no.
“I’ve been posting in local groups but have had no takers, people just laugh and nobody has come forward to say they’ve had some go missing.
“They are all children size goggles so I am worried that there could be children out there getting in trouble for losing their goggles.
“Times are uncertain at the moment so it has been lovely to hear people laughing at the story and knowing Avery has made so many people smile.
“I do want to return them to the owners – I really don’t want eight pairs of goggles, I have no use for them!”
Avery sadly appears to have destroyed his most recent find en route to his home.
Only a portion of the rubber band of a pair of children’s goggles made it back to the house this time round, bringing his collection up to eight and a bit.