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The mess the otter made on its way into the house. A couple found an OTTER sleeping in their bed - after it broke in through their pet gate and trashed their home. See SWNS story SWSYotter. Linda Goldie, 73, and her husband Peter, 70, were relaxing at their holiday home in Skinburness, Cumbria last month when the intruder snuck inside unnoticed. The cheeky chappy squeezed through the bars of the couple's pet gate - designed to stop their cat Millie from escaping. On its way to have a snooze, the otter caused havoc in the living room, scattering cushions and knocking off a candle holder. It had also helped itself to some of Millie's cat food and was later sick on the carpet. Linda, a retired town clerk, was reading a book in her conservatory when she heard the commotion indoors, but originally thought it was Millie scurrying around the house. Peter went into her bedroom to investigate, and, to his utter disbelief, the brazen otter was curled up asleep on their bed.