Currently the most popular microblog post of the past 24 hours on China’s Sina Weibo social network…
From Sina Weibo:
The video on YouTube had gone viral after it was posted:
@fall_ark: On YouTube, a Russian user named PsihAl uploaded a video of them driving on Baikal Lake’s Olkhon Island during a vacation when they suddenly saw something strong on the empty road. Only when they got closer did they discover that it was a prarie dog [groundhog, gopher, ground squirrels], and for some reason (because of being too fat) it was stuck in the hole it had dug out…stuck…
A copy of the video on Youku:
Comments from Sina Weibo:
I feel like there must’ve been a clear “pop” the moment it came out.
We’re doomed, the planet’s plug has been removed.
Shouldn’t it be automatically struck back into its hole with a hammer/mallet?
This 土拨鼠 [tu bo shu, groundhog] has become a 土拔鼠 [tu ba shu, the middle character means “pull out”]
Fatties all suffer being unable to free themselves…
I even heard the sound of a pop.
“Pop”, this animated gif comes with its own sound effects.
Leave me alone! I can do it myself! I… can… do… it…
I was trying to go down… why were you pulling…
“Ahhh! I’m stuck, I can’t get out, I can’t get out!” (flails) “Ahhhh! What are these two weird humans doing! Stop pulling on me! Stop pulling on me! Look how you’ve stretched me! (ﾟДﾟ)ﾉ I’m out! Better run!