“It was supposed to be a normal pizza delivery,” the caption read. “But it became a wildlife encounter when a squirrel snuck inside the house.”
That’s the set up to a now-viral video showing a routine pizza delivery driver and an unsuspecting deep-dish lover getting more than they expected after a mischievous squirrel patiently waited and timed their entry into an open door.
Everyone played their parts perfectly. The squirrel sneakily crept up the brick awning and hid surreptitiously out of sight of the delivery man. As he carried out the order, bringing the pizza to the front door and knocking, the Domino’s employee stood in a state of confusion as the home’s owner shrieked and slammed the door before ever taking control of her two pizza boxes.
Eventually, a male companion reopened the door and explained that a crafty rodent had flown into the house just as the woman first appeared, leaving both in fits of laughter.
Take a watch below at this hilarious video.
“The squirrel wanted to be first in line for a slice of pizza!” read one YouTube comment.
“Squirrel ordered the pizza to get in the house,” said another.
“The squirrel totally stole the show from James Franco the delivery guy,” observed a third comment, focusing on the lookalike image of the driver, probably prompting countless viewers to rewatch and see the alleged similarity for themselves.
The funny, albeit slightly frightening prospect of a disease-ridden squirrel entering one’s home is just one of many viral animal videos making the rounds on the internet in recent times. The American Tribune recently covered a more adorable moment when a Washington State raccoon got captured on camera playfully enjoying freshly-fallen snow.
The American Tribune wrote last January:
A viral video of a raccoon playing in falling snow is melting hearts around the globe. The nocturnal critter was captured playing by a security camera at the home of Washington state resident Timothy Ellis.
Ellis said he was working at home when the camera suddenly revealed a masked figure sneaking around in the yard. Instantly, he was not panicked but rather amused.
You can’t help but smile watching this short clip:
“[He] started pawing at the sky,” Ellis said of that candid moment. “When I realized he was actually chasing snowflakes, my main thought was that I definitely needed to save this video, because I knew other people would enjoy seeing it. It’s definitely not something you see every day.”
“It’s easy to get used to ‘city animals’ that we see a lot, and basically tune them out as background noise,” the Washington resident added of his encounter. “It’s fun to catch a moment like this, and remember that even wild animals can have fun and show some personality.”
MyModernNet wrote at the time that nothing was more adorable than “the wintry trash panda.”
Ellis, who had set the security camera on his deck, decided to share the 27-second clip online after noticing the sweet scene. An avid videographer, he shares footage showing what daily life looks like in Everett. “I’m not a professional ‘YouTuber,’” he writes, “but I do make quite a bit of video with my phone, my drone, my GoPro, my security cameras, and my dashcam.” However, none is as adorable as the one starring the wintry trash panda.
Featured image: Screen shot from embedded YouTube video.
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