A hamster Houdini has mesmerized social media after he was pictured shimmying up the corner of a wall to escape.
Six-month-old Kuro, a black and white golden hamster, was pictured by his Japanese owner Yuka Hirata as he attempted a daring evacuation of his cage.
？！？！？！？！ https://t.co/Ozd3d39AfT— y (@y) 1594088471.0
“I suddenly (sensed something on) the wall, and it was like a picture," Ms. Hirata, 22, told the PA news agency.
“He usually escapes, but it's his first time climbing the wall!"
Ms. Hirata said if she had left Kuro in the position he would have continued to ascend, so she put him back in his enclosure.
Kuro was returned to his cage (@mx1hr/Twitter/PA)
The images of Kuro's escapade have been shared hundreds of thousands of time on Twitter, where many users compared him to the famously flexible movie star Jean-Claude Van Damme.
@mx1hr ヴァンダボー‼︎ https://t.co/FDy6fS56NX— 🌪▼yk☆弓良家支援者▲⚡️ (@🌪▼yk☆弓良家支援者▲⚡️) 1594200133.0
And a meme star was born.
@mx1hr https://t.co/yKC94vr3WN— ༒𝕊𝕡𝕚𝕕𝕖𝕣 𝕞𝕒𝕟༒𝕗𝕚𝕝𝕤 𝕕𝕖 𝕡𝕦𝕥𝕖༒ (@༒𝕊𝕡𝕚𝕕𝕖𝕣 𝕞𝕒𝕟༒𝕗𝕚𝕝𝕤 𝕕𝕖 𝕡𝕦𝕥𝕖༒) 1594222226.0
@mx1hr 相撲取りでよくみるやつ https://t.co/N4sokrxxAY— クソコラ職人 (@クソコラ職人) 1594201423.0
@mx1hr ＼ぷるぷるぷるぷる.....／ https://t.co/X0M3BDgkxu— じょーじ☕ (@じょーじ☕) 1594260674.0
Ms. Hirata, from Japan's Kanagawa prefecture, said she never expected the pictures to spread so widely.
@mx1hr FF外より失礼します。 https://t.co/NQ38prlWXs— しらしきしろろ (@しらしきしろろ) 1594195371.0
@mx1hr @alexane_90 😂🤣 Spider Hamster! 😂 https://t.co/cosU23WKvc— Carmo Fernandes (@Carmo Fernandes) 1594230753.0
Apparently Kuro isn't the only hamster capable of this incredible feat.
@mx1hr うちの子もよく登っていました☺️ https://t.co/72r51GO01P— ぱ (@ぱ) 1594214546.0
@mx1hr うちのハムも壁登ります https://t.co/RUbTjhzibZ— かおるこ (@かおるこ) 1594207905.0
@mx1hr うちの子そんなかんじです！ https://t.co/Ntczp6h5Oz— たけうち (@たけうち) 1594208452.0
Needless to say, Kuro is a born star.
Get this hamster an action film contract STAT!