Check out this hamster's comical freeze and double take

Straits Times Animal Antics

The hamster in this six-second clip goes about furiously gnawing at a mysterious item in its paws, all the while calmly sitting in the palm of its owner takazin.

For a second, its owner's thumb brushes gently against the little creature's ear and it freezes for a moment before turning to face the camera in a look worthy of many giggles, squeals and repeated views.