Clever Beagle Raids Toaster Oven

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Many of us have dogs that get into all sorts of mischief when we’re not home.  Things get moved or disappear, leaving us scratching our heads.  But one dog owner figured out exactly how his chicken nuggets were going missing when he secretly recorded his beagle, Lucy.




One way scientists measure intelligence in animals is by their use of tools.  Humans were long considered the only creatures to use tools, thus the only ones with true intelligence, but it has been discovered that chimpanzees, orangutans and crows will use sticks to get food.  Now we know that dogs – or at least beagles – can be added to the list!



4 thoughts on “Clever Beagle Raids Toaster Oven”

  1. Cool video but two things don’t make sense in description. Why is food in toaster oven when owner is not home? And couldn’t he figure out how she did it by seeing the moved chair?

  2. I often leave things in the microwave when I don’t want them in the fridge our out to tempt my dogs. I’d guess that’s why there was food in the toaster oven, just temporary storage. I’m glad mine aren’t this determined.
    Now we know why beagles are used by the DEA…


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