A pet hamster has been rechristened Jesus - after clawing his way out of a 2ft deep grave to come back from the dead.
Rhino, as he was previously known, was buried by Dave Eyley after being found "cold and lifeless" in his cage, reports The Sun.
But the four-year-old was spotted scampering around the garden by a neighbour next day.
Mr Eyley, 49, of Wantage, Oxfordshire, was stunned to get a call on his mobile from Sandy Humphreys telling him: "Your hamster has escaped and I've just caught him."
He replied: "It's impossible - our hamster is dead." But when he returned home, he found it was indeed the same animal.
Mr Eyley, wife Wendy, 47, daughter Bayley, 23, and twins Jake and Emma, 20, were flabbergasted by the Easter miracle.
He rushed to check the spot where he buried the hamster and found a 2in wide hole where he had dug his way out.
"He's a plucky little soul and seems unaffected by being dead and buried," he said.
"He had rigor mortis when I buried him - and now he's running about. We're stunned - but happy to have him back."