This is the weird moment a BBC TV presenter thought vandals had smashed his patio windows – only to discover the culprit was a runaway RAM.

Quentin Rayner, 58, was shocked when he pulled back the curtains and discovered the patio doors of his home smashed.

Initially he thought vandals had attacked his home until he spotted a large adult ram staring at him from the other side of the broken glass.

Mr Rayner, who presents BBC East Midlands Today, grabbed his camera and filmed the animal at is calmly munched on his pot plants.

He said: “I came downstairs in the morning and opened the curtains to find our lovely patio doors smashed.

“My first thought was it must be vandals and was about to call the police when I saw this ram lying in the garden chewing away on pot plants.

“Our house is up on a hill and half-a-mile from the nearest field so our theory is the ram escaped and was literally heading for the hills when it came across our house.

“It must have squeezed past the bins at the side of the house and gone over to the patio doors and saw its own reflection and thought it was another ram and butted it.

“It made an awful mess of the double glazing and it must have been butting it for a long time, I’m amazed my wife and I didn’t wake up.”

Mr Rayner and his wife Emma, 55, called police who sent an officer to investigate. After several hours calling round local agricultural centres, a local farmer contacted them to say the ram had escaped from his field.