A family home was left covered in tumbleweeds this week after wind storms swept through west Texas.
Frustrated homeowner Josh Pitman was expecting to spend the entire week clearing away the debris, which had piled up to the roof on one side of his house.
Mr Pitman said it was the 'most ridiculous thing' he has ever seen, with the giant balls of dry plants also covering a large part of his garden.
But he has been left removing the tumbleweed by himself, with the fire service arguing that because it was on his land, it is classed as yard waste.
He also revealed the problem could have been averted, where it not for the fact that he had pulled down a fence, which would have blocked the unwelcome visitors.
Mr Pitman said: 'You live here, the risks you take I guess. We're definitely in West Texas, where the wind blows.'
The bizarre sight in Midland came on Monday as 60mph winds wreaked havoc across the Permian Basin area.
Emergency services were called into action as roofs were ripped off buildings and vehicles flipped onto their sides.
Mr Pitman was alerted to the tumbleweeds on Monday by his wife, who had sent her husband a text message.
Speaking at the house, Mr Pitman told News West 9: 'It's just completely covered with tumbleweeds, most ridiculous thing I've ever seen. I didn't even know this many tumbleweeds existed
Mr Pitman cleared the tumbleweeds by pushing them into a ditch behind his house, having been told he would have to deal with the problem on his own.
He added: 'I called the fire department and they said that since it was on my yard, it was considered yard waste and that I had to take care of it.