When Abbie Hawkins felt a strange vibrating sensation in her bra while at work she simply assumed that it was her mobile phone ringing.
The hotel receptionist was therefore rather taken abackÂ to discover that it was actually a bat that had made its home in her underwear â€“ and that it had been there all morning.
As amused hotel staff crowded around the front desk to get a better look, a shocked Miss Hawkins delved into her bra and pulled out the small furry creature.
Miss Hawkins, 19, who works at the Holiday Inn near Norwich International Airport said: â€˜Once I realised it was a bat I was shocked, but then I felt quite sorry for it really.
â€˜It looked very snug in there and I thought how mean I was for disturbing it.”
The bat had remained hidden in her bra since she had got ready for work that morning and had lain undetected until lunchtime.
â€˜I did not notice anything as I put my bra on. The night before I had had one or two drinks and I was getting ready quickly.
â€˜The bra was in my drawer but it had been on the washing line the day before,â€™ said Abbie.
â€˜When I was driving to work I felt a slight vibration but I thought it was just my mobile phone in my jacket pocket.
â€˜It was quite a busy morning and I did not for one minute think it was anything other than my mobile.â€™