This month, a woman was surprised to hear a strange noise coming from her dog’s mouth. She had to pry his jaw open to see what was inside, and netizens had a lot to say about it!
A pet owner heard a buzzing noise coming from her canine’s mouth and decided to record the strange encounter. She could not believe what he was trying and failing to gobble up.
The clip begins with the woman walking toward her dog, Levy. She asked him what he had in his mouth after she heard a loud humming sound coming from his direction.
You can watch the video here
THE DOG LOOKED WORRIED
The closer she walked to the dog, the louder the sound became. She then asked her dog: “Why is your mouth making that noise?” The black and white hairy pet did not respond, but he had a worried expression on his face.
It appeared as if the dog did not know what to do with the buzzing sound coming from his mouth. The owner attempted to get him to drop what he had been holding onto.
CREATURE FALLS FROM DOG’S MOUTH
She said: “That has got to be uncomfortable.” Finally, after some nudging, she managed to pry open her dog’s mouth, and that’s when a creature fell out.
The owner immediately said: “Leave it, leave it,” as she moved away from the creature, which was, in actual fact, a cicada. The dog seemed startled by the creature, and his actions garnered quite the online response.
THE ONLINE REACTION
With millions of views and plenty of comments, users detailed similar experiences with their pets. One person noted: “My dog just munched one yesterday.”
Someone else added: “My rotty/pit constantly does this. Won’t eat them. Just likes the buzz.” A few netizens also said they loved the dog’s guilty expression in the clip.
THE SIZE OF THE CICADA
Another person comically referenced Harry Potter and stated: “He’s caught the snitch! Gryffindor has won the game!” Most people were simply amused by the footage and adored the dog’s priceless reaction.
DON’T PANIC IF THEY EAT THEM
From this TikToker’s account, it seems Levy the dog adores chasing cicadas. There are multiple videos chronicling these adventures online, and experts indicate that it is not a major health concern.
Elizabeth Barnes, an exotic forest pest educator with Purdue University, stated: “Don’t panic if your dog’s eating cicadas. But at the same time, it’s not something I would necessarily encourage my pet to be eating.” Balance and moderation are important, so keep a fine eye on your pet’s cicada intake.