About 10pm on Wednesday Kirsten Lynch heard her four-month-old golden retriever puppy give "a very strange bark".
She ran downstairs and went to pick up the puppy's Tasmanian devil-shaped stuffed toy, when the plush "toy" started running.
"I went to reach for it and the devil shot underneath the couch," she said.
"This little Tasmanian devil was hiding underneath my couch.".
Ms Lynch originally thought the devil was a plush toy.
Greg Irons, with Callie the Tasmanian devil, said juvenile wild animals may look for food and water close to suburban areas.
A week ago, a Tasmanian devil was seen roaming the streets of West Hobart before it was taken to taken to Bonorong, reportedly "riddled" with facial tumour disease. »