When we think of nature’s ferocious eating machines, certain species immediately spring to mind: sharks. Tigers. Piranhas. Bears. Chicago Bears fans. All formidable feasters to be sure. But it’s my contention a new member should be inducted into this select but awe-inspiring club. The mesocricetus auratus. You may know it by its street name: the hamster.
I hear your snickering, and your harsh judgment is understandable. But let me ask you: when was the last time you ate something one and a half times the length of your body? In a mere 48 seconds, no less? I’ll tell you when: never. That’s when. Which is in stark contrast to the hamster in this video, because she does exactly that. Pray you never meet up with her in some dark alley prior to feeding time. Because only one of you will emerge from this aforementioned alley.
It would be the hamster, by the way. She would eat you. Not sure if I made that clear.