Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne have an unwelcome guest in their Beverly Hills, California, home - a giant rat.

The couple, parents of AIMEE, KELLY and JACK, discovered on Thursday night (02OCT03) they and their pet dogs are sharing the luxury pad with a rodent.

Sharon says, "We've got cameras outside and one of the cameras was being bumped. It was moving and I'm looking at the screen and I'm like, 'What is that?' It was a great big rat and it was bumping the camera.

"I'm not into rats and I'm like, 'What are we gonna do?' So I got Jack to come out with his paintball gun to try and get the rat but it didn't work.

"We left the cameras on recording all night and when I left this morning they're just watching this big rat. It's as big as (pet dog) MINI. It's moved in with us. It was on film all night, walking up and down the garden and in a chair... I can't believe it."

05/10/2003 21:20