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Pet hamster plays dead after fake shooting

A pet hamster is set to become the next internet animal star after video showing the furry creature being shot with an imaginary gun and faking a mortal wound appeared on YouTube.

A pet hamster is set to become the next internet animal star after video showing the furry creature being shot with an imaginary gun and faking a mortal wound appeared on YouTube.

The animal stares intently as a finger is pointed towards it and recoils as the fake bullet is fired, before slumping over with its mouth slightly open.

It's not clear where the video was recorded but the description dryly notes "no hamsters were hurt in the making of this film."

Unfortunately, however, there are no Academy Awards for "best hamster hamming it up."