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Beagle chicken nuggets: Clever beagle steals her owner's nuggets in viral video

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A beagle’s chicken nugget meal is a one-dog show – no owner required. In this week’s latest viral video, a witty beagle takes it upon herself to move a chair, climb up on the counter and open the toaster oven – so that she can abscond with her owner’s tasty nugget meal.

Yahoo! News shared on Friday the story of “Lucy,” quite the crafty beagle, who is seen strategizing and finally getting to the nuggets. The chicken was heated up but left in the oven while her owner, Rodd Scheinerman, was out of the house.

According to Rodd, he was setting Lucy up. On his YouTube posting, Rodd writes:

"Lucy is always getting into trouble. Every day when we got home the chair is moved and little footprints are on the counter. Sometimes food would be missing. I always wondered how she moved the chair. A few weeks [ago] we had company over. I had made a filet roast. We were in the other room. I was looking at my friend; his jaw was wide open. He says, 'dude your dog is in the oven.' I ran into the kitchen. Lucy was on the large oven door, chowing down on our dinner.

So a few weeks later I was cleaning out the freezer [and I] found some old chicken nuggets. I decided to set Lucy up. I set the camera on a tripod pointing at the small toaster oven, put the chicken nuggets in the oven, turned the oven on for 12 minutes and left for the grocery store. Forty minutes later, I came home with pan on the floor. Gotcha!" 

Being hungry, and not being able to do much amount it, can be maddening. So Lucy, who at first is seen walking restlessly around the kitchen and circling the table, makes a go for it.

The YouTube video was an instant hit. It’s been viewed close to a million times.

Lucy knows she’s hungry, and understands where the food is. Up on the “oh-so-high” countertop a yummy situation is developing, but it takes her a few minutes to figure out her line of attack. Not bad for this clever pooch, who would not be denied her nuggets.

Watching her try different options and puzzle it out makes for one hilarious scene. Lucy figures out how to get one, then makes quick work of the rest. Not many of us can say our dogs are this smart.

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