Beagle Chicken Nuggets: Smart Dog Raids OvenBy: Erika Watts - January 12, 2014
Have you ever wondered what your dog is up to while you’re away? The owner of a beagle named Lucy was curious, so he set up a video camera to record his dog while he was out and discovered that Lucy has a really clever way of stealing food. The owner posted the video of his beagle stealing chicken nuggets on YouTube, which has been watched almost 2 million times so far.
Rodd Scheinerman of Phoenix, Arizona posted the video of his dog Lucy stealing the chicken nuggets to his YouTube account back in July, but the video has just gone viral over the past couple of days. According to Scheinerman’s comment on the video, he would come home and find a mess in the kitchen and notice that food was missing, so he decided to set up a camera to find out exactly what was going on. It’s probably safe to say that Scheinerman was in for a bit of a surprise when he saw how Lucy was getting to his food.
Check out the full video of the beagle stealing chicken nuggets from the oven below.
As you can see in the video, Lucy goes through a few steps to get to the counter top oven to steal the chicken nuggets. The beagle first pushes a chair over to the counter. When the chair is close enough, she jumps on top of the counter and makes her way over to the oven. Lucy then uses her paw to open the oven door, which is probably one of the top 10 cutest things you will see in 2014. The dog eventually rakes out the pan the nuggets are on and knocks it to the floor, where she then enjoys her stolen food. Some YouTube users have asked if Lucy was trained to do this, but Scheinerman says in the comments that his family didn’t teach the dog how to raid an oven.
While most people seem to think the video is awesome, some folks have criticized the dog’s owner for purposely letting her get into an oven. According to the video description, the oven is set at 325 degrees, which could have given Lucy a serious burn.
“Hey, did she ever run across the street unattended? If so, maybe next you should set up a tripod and tape her crossing an interstate highway !!! What the hell, why not right? Nah, just stick to 350 to 400 degree ovens for now, I guess, eh?” YouTube user David Colasanti commented.
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