OH HALP I HAS A STUCK
August 28, 2014 11:15 AM   Subscribe


 
I saw this yesterday and loved it. It did not end like I was expecting. I thought there would be blood.
posted by cjorgensen at 11:19 AM on August 28, 2014 [1 favorite]


If you can help it, watch the video and then close your eyes and back slowly away from the page without glancing towards the comments.
posted by sutt at 11:28 AM on August 28, 2014 [6 favorites]


omg that poor little guy. You can just tell by the look on his face, so horrified by the indignity of it all.
posted by phunniemee at 11:29 AM on August 28, 2014 [9 favorites]


Just another stalker prairie dog trapped in the zone. Damn gravity anomalies!


Get out of here, Stalker!
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 11:33 AM on August 28, 2014 [9 favorites]


I couldn't help but hear the sound of a cork popping when she finally got him out.
posted by mudpuppie at 11:34 AM on August 28, 2014 [13 favorites]


He should have made a left turn at Albuquerque.
posted by George_Spiggott at 11:34 AM on August 28, 2014 [20 favorites]


whack-a-mole -- ur doin it right.
posted by drlith at 11:35 AM on August 28, 2014 [3 favorites]


Delightful! For reasons unclear, all the related videos seem to about women with large cup sizes in cars.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 11:37 AM on August 28, 2014 [6 favorites]


I love how he waggles his little arms around and looks so indignant.
"Hey! Hey, hey HEY NOW careful careful with the fur! I need these arms for digging!"
posted by Elly Vortex at 11:39 AM on August 28, 2014 [19 favorites]


Yay - hooray for kind people.

(TheWhiteSkull: you made me laugh out loud.)
posted by jammy at 11:40 AM on August 28, 2014 [3 favorites]


Russia has prairie dogs?
posted by tommasz at 11:41 AM on August 28, 2014


If you can help it, watch the video and then close your eyes and back slowly away from the page without glancing towards the comments.

Well, I will say this: they're pretty awful, but they're not the awful I guessed they would be. Oh YouTube commentators, you never fail to amaze me!
posted by yoink at 11:42 AM on August 28, 2014


Needs more Kenny Loggins.
posted by Chuffy at 11:42 AM on August 28, 2014 [1 favorite]


For reasons unclear, all the related videos seem to about women with large cup sizes in cars.

Oh good, it wasn't just me then. No idea how that pairs with prairie dogs, but oh well.
posted by Kitteh at 11:47 AM on August 28, 2014


I REALLY enjoyed this.
posted by dirtdirt at 11:49 AM on August 28, 2014


Also the soundtrack was insistent but ultimately strangely soothing.
posted by sneebler at 11:49 AM on August 28, 2014


Apparently somebody ate too much Hunny
posted by littlesq at 11:52 AM on August 28, 2014 [8 favorites]


I love adorable chubby prairie dogs with cute flailing arms and I love small human kindnesses. This is truly great.

A+, would alternate between laughing helplessly and getting a little teary-eyed while watching again.
posted by divined by radio at 11:53 AM on August 28, 2014 [11 favorites]


The moment where the nice lady has pried him out with the blanket and his lil arms are up by his ears with an aghast look on his face is precisely the same as our Chubby Cat's when we forcibly remove her in the same manner from the bedroom.
posted by Kitteh at 11:58 AM on August 28, 2014 [3 favorites]


Now we just need to run what he says through a translator.
posted by George_Spiggott at 12:02 PM on August 28, 2014 [1 favorite]


I can't help but think of all the overweight prairie dogs, stuck in under-sized holes around the world, with no kind strangers to help them out.
posted by sutt at 12:08 PM on August 28, 2014 [8 favorites]


Now we just need to run what he says through a translator.

First line of that article: "Did that prairie dog just call you fat? Quite possibly."

Boy, the nerve of that thing!
posted by yoink at 12:10 PM on August 28, 2014 [2 favorites]


Sharp eyes and dashboard cams for the win.
posted by ZeusHumms at 12:10 PM on August 28, 2014 [2 favorites]


I love the way the woman is totally in charge of the situation. No "Oh my God!"s or exclamations of excessive surprise. There's a rodent stuck in the road, so she gets out, makes a commanding gesture to her boyfriend for a cloth, and pops him out. Like she does it every day.
posted by Kevin Street at 12:11 PM on August 28, 2014 [28 favorites]


Despite precautions, it could easily have bitten her. It's a relief that it didn't.
posted by yath at 12:11 PM on August 28, 2014


Russia has prairie dogs?

Strictly speaking, no. But prairie dogs are a type of ground squirrel, and Russia has those. The video's description uses the word суслика (suslik).
posted by Sys Rq at 12:18 PM on August 28, 2014 [1 favorite]


Despite precautions, it could easily have bitten her. It's a relief that it didn't.

I'd be more concerned about the critters on that critter. Hey lady, when's the last time you got a booster for bubonic plague?
posted by Sys Rq at 12:25 PM on August 28, 2014 [2 favorites]


In other squirrels on camera news.
posted by idiopath at 12:25 PM on August 28, 2014


Sys Rq, that's what I was thinking. Don't touch that! It has plague! At least she has a towel.
posted by blnkfrnk at 1:18 PM on August 28, 2014 [2 favorites]


For those interested, the title of the video means "Saving an inhabitant of Olkhon," and as she's approaching the little fellow the guy calls out "Be careful, he could bite."
posted by languagehat at 1:32 PM on August 28, 2014 [10 favorites]


Welcome, tag allthecute. May you live long and prosper.
posted by maggieb at 1:39 PM on August 28, 2014 [4 favorites]


For reasons unclear, all the related videos seem to about women with large cup sizes in cars.

Oh good, it wasn't just me then. No idea how that pairs with prairie dogs, but oh well.


Because videos of shooting prairie dogs - particularly in slow mo - are very popular with a certain audience, and that audience probably overlaps with the audience that likes videos of women with large breasts in slow mo in cars.
posted by barchan at 2:52 PM on August 28, 2014


barchan, your explanation enlightened me and depressed me at the same time.

I really enjoyed this video for two reasons:

1) Aww, cute critter rescue!

2) I've been meaning to reinstall my Youtube comment blocker, and by golly the top comment on the video sent me scrambling to do it.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 4:12 PM on August 28, 2014


I can only imagine the stream of squeaky Russian obscenities not picked up by the camera...
posted by bleep at 4:20 PM on August 28, 2014


Because videos of shooting prairie dogs - particularly in slow mo - are very popular with a certain audience, and that audience probably overlaps with the audience that likes videos of women with large breasts in slow mo in cars.

In other words, two disparate interests connected by one phrase: "I'd hit it."
posted by Dip Flash at 5:46 PM on August 28, 2014 [1 favorite]


I love the blinker sound. It was actually a little melodic like in the old days. They don't make the sound like that anymore in US cars, do they?

The poor little guy/girl! Flailing away. Must have been terrified.

"What are these creatures? What's this thing? Why is this creature touching me? Don't touch me! What's that other creature pointing at me?! What are they going to do to me? Halp! Halp! What's happening?!" PLOP! AAAAAAAAAUUUUGGGHH!" ::runs::
posted by droplet at 5:54 PM on August 28, 2014 [6 favorites]


Pop goes the weasel
posted by Herr Zebrurka at 6:22 PM on August 28, 2014 [5 favorites]


I had a blackhead like that once.
posted by briank at 6:24 PM on August 28, 2014


Russia has prairie dogs?

No, prairie dogs have Russia.
posted by angerbot at 6:58 PM on August 28, 2014 [5 favorites]


In post-Soviet Russia, you watch yourself on television.
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing at 8:08 PM on August 28, 2014


I'm impressed they saw it in time to stop, given it was a little brown creature on a brown dirt road.
posted by tavella at 9:42 PM on August 28, 2014 [2 favorites]


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