Man woken by eerie scratching in the night outside his home gets an adorable surprise

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A FRIGHTENED photographer was awakened by a series scratching sounds from outside his house in the middle of the night.

Tim Newton, from Alaska, said he heard “something scrambling” across his beach house deck, so he immediately jumped out of bed to assess his potentially damaging situation.

 Tim Newton couldn't believe his luck when he opened his door to find these adorable felines

Tim Newton photography
Tim Newton couldn’t believe his luck when he opened his door to find these adorable felines

He had previously been woken up by a sleuth of bears, so he thought they were making a dramatic return.

But Tim said he couldn’t believe his luck when he got the courage to pull his curtains back and open the door.

Running across his porch, Tim told The Dodo, four adorable lynx kittens were playing on his porch.

Eventually their mum and three other siblings joined in so he rushed to capture the beautiful moment and posted the photos to his Facebook page, Tim Newton Photography.

Tim told The Dodo: “I put on my bathrobe and slowly eased back the curtain.

“And right there, 2ft away, was a lynx kitten. He was sitting there watching his siblings race by.”

 The family of felines were playing across the porch of his Alaskan property

Tim Newton photography
The family of felines were playing across the porch of his Alaskan property
 Photographer Tim Newton has now made a profit from the adorable photos he snapped

Tim Newton photography
Photographer Tim Newton has now made a profit from the adorable photos he snapped
 Tim said the kittens were chasing each other, hiding and jumping

Tim Newton photography
Tim said the kittens were chasing each other, hiding and jumping

“They were running back and forth, pouncing on each other. I started snapping away.”

As he watched them wrestle and roll around, he felt such admiration for the strong mum who managed to keep them all disciplined.

He joked: “She has her hands full. I’ve concluded that lynx must spend 1 per cent of their waking lives chasing rabbits, and 99 per cent chasing their kids.”

 The lynx family stayed in Tim's home for 40 minutes before they scurried away

Tim Newton photography
The lynx family stayed in Tim’s home for 40 minutes before they scurried away

The felines reportedly hung around for 40 minutes, until they scurried away.

The photos proved so popular on Facebook he has now started selling prints via his page on FineArtAmerica.

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