Jessica Hemlin occasionally has a very special visitor in her back garden: a white elk. When it made an appearance this week, she had the presence of mind to run and grab her camera.

Hemlin, 24, was just about to get into the car parked outside her home near Munkedal, south-west Sweden, on Monday when she spotted the white elk, GP reports. She quickly ran and grabbed her camera, and managed to capture the elk in a series of photographs.

The Local called up Hemlin to ask what it feels like having such an unusual animal show up in your back garden.

"It's really special. It's a powerful feeling," Hemlin told The Local