WATCH: ‘Gluttonous gopher’ too fat to escape hole
Dashcam video shows a vehicle come to a stop once a prairie-dog like animal is spotted wriggling in its hole, unable to escape.
The passenger and driver step close to the wriggling rodent, speculating how to help it. The passenger ultimately decides to use a shirt to extract it. In the video it looks like the animal realizes they are trying to help, and it stops wriggling and never attempts to bite the woman helping it. Once it is free of that tiny hole, it quickly scampers off into the grass.
Reddit user Actual_Russian posted the video and called the animal a prairie dog. The Youtube video description, according to Google translate, labels it a gopher. The animal is likely a bobak marmot, part of the squirrel family, which are found in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.