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  • A European hamster.

  • Wild hamsters are found in grasslands throughout central Europe.

  • Here, in the city, they're doing extremely well.

  • This male is on a mission to find food.

  • The coast looks clear.

  • But best not take any chances.

  • The trick is to get in and out before you're caught.

  • And now...dessert.

  • Candle wax - it's full of oil and high in calories.

  • A hamster's cheeks can hold a quarter of its body weight.

  • Just one more mouthful.


  • Oh, dear.

  • Big cheeks and narrow bottlenecks.

  • How very embarrassing.

  • Mission accomplished.

A European hamster.

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