A RAVENSWOOD woman's husky-rottweiler-ridgeback cross has helped drive off a night prowler.
But despite the canine intervention the ordeal remains a terrifying memory for Zara (not her real name) and her family.
Zara said she woke up about 3am to a man holding an illuminated smartphone standing at the end of her bed.
``The dog must have picked up something was wrong and [the prowler] moved at the base of my bed and that's when Kia started growling,'' she said.
``The intruder crouched behind the bed and I shone the light and kind of abused him.
``Kia went at him but missed and I upped and chased him and told him to get the f--- out of my house.''
The prowler left the same way he came in: through the window of Zara's six-year-old son's bedroom.
``I'm not sleeping, I lie there looking at the door waiting for a phone to appear,'' she said.
``And my son is afraid to go to sleep in his room because he's afraid somebody is going to come in.''
The home intrusion is one of four related incidents in Launceston, according to police.
Either shortly before or after Zara's encounter, the prowler entered another home at Ravenswood on August 29.
A few weeks before that the same man is believed to have entered a home at Invermay.
The 22-year-old victim in this case said the incident only lasted seconds but was horrifying.
``I just started screaming and asked what he was doing there and then he just walked out,'' the woman said.
Police believe the same man was also caught peering into the home of a woman in Dry Street, Invermay, on the same morning.
Zara said she was worried about the matter escalating.
``I pray they get him before anything else happens,'' she said.
Launceston CIB would like to hear from anyone who may have information about these incidents.
Contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Launceston CIB on 6336 3911.