A DARING animal lover has shared a glimpse into her life after adopting a couple Rodents as pets.
Sarah Thompson owns two prairie dogs that she names Pedro and Pablo.
She has shared many clips of her life with the animals on TikTok, including one where she talks about what would happen if they bit.
“Can they actually harm humans?” someone asked in the comments section of a clip.
“Put aside everything you’ve done because your night is going to end up in the hospital,” Thompson said in a response video.
She then raised a pet’s lips, something Thompson said she can only do because he’s particularly “docile” to show off his teeth.
“These guys are huge,” Thompson said.
Behind the large buck teeth, she said, are a series of small incisors that could also do a lot of damage.
“I’ve seen injuries that require reconstructive surgery!” said one commenter.
“I have a nice scar on my hand from my prairie dog that I grew up with,” said another.
A self-proclaimed zookeeper said he saw prairie dogs biting a human hand through a leather glove.
“And they can transmit the plague,” said the zoologist. “I love these two though!”
None of this seemed to deter many commentators.
“He’s a cuddle bug,” said one.
Another prairie dog owner said his pet used to squeal with delight when they came home. Another said she had one who loved to eat cap’n crunch.
“I know how much you and your son love her,” one commenter told Thompson. “The bond and trust you share runs so deep.”
Prairie dogs may average under two feet in length, but that doesn’t stop them from scurrying through their native grasslands across North America.
“They’re super, super fast,” Thompson said. “These can run up to 30 miles per hour in the wild.”
It comes after another man was shocked after finding a dangerous animal in his attic – after he thought it was a fluffy toy.
Another family thought they were taking in an abandoned dog – but soon realized it couldn’t be kept as a pet.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/7652919/prairie-dog-bites-pets-rodent/ I’ve adopted an adorably dangerous animal – he’s cute, but a bite from those “huge” teeth could mean reconstructive surgery