When I went to the kitchen at 6:30 this morning to make myself a cup of tea, I found my husband keeping an eye on this 'pet' in our back yard. He said, "Come look". I replied that I couldn't because I didn't have my glasses on, but when I looked, it was so big, I definitely could see a black and white striped blur. It was in no hurry to leave the yard either.
I took a few pictures, scared it off (gently) and took my tea back to bed. It was my morning for housework.