By Randal Coombs
While a couple of cats were looking out into their garden, they were greeted by an intrigued groundhog.
Shelia Smith was able to capture the moment that the groundhog came up to the window while the cats observed in the comfort of their home in Euharlee, Georgia.
Polly, the doll-faced Persian calico, and Bella were frozen as they studied the wild rodent and the groundhog tried to edge closer to the felines.
The groundhog is cautious and flinches at any unfamiliar sight or sound while the cats stay still.
Shelia said: “This has never happened before and it’s the first time I have ever seen a groundhog.
“I had to look it up to know what it was.
“Groundhogs are not common in my area so this was very rare.”