Guinea Pigs Fight Over Grass

You haven’t seen drama until you’ve seen two guinea pigs tug-of-war in slow motion for a blade of grass.

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Via Bivoir Cavies/Facebook 
Trouble is brewing!

Everything’s fine until the grass runs short! That could be the catchphrase of this viral video. It shows in slow motion detail the battle between two guinea pigs to win a blade of grass to munch. Hay is a staple for the guinea pig diet, so it’s no wonder that a blade of grass is a coveted treat. But we humans might not have realized HOW coveted until this slow motion photography captured every head pull, tooth grab and muscle twitch in a grass blade tug-of-war. 

The guinea pig on the right seems to glance at her sister about 4 seconds in, perhaps aware that the grass was about to become scarce, and at 10 seconds they both begin the battle for the blade, in slow motion. 

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Posted by Bivoir Cavies on Friday, October 2, 2015

The video also captures the tweets of a mynah bird in the background, and those turn out to be truly creepy when slowed down. It almost seems like a surreal soundtrack added on purpose to dramatize the slo-mo battle for the blade of grass.

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This video has more than 70,000 comments and more than 38 million views. Think about that. The state of California had an estimated population of 38.8 million in 2014. So as many people have seen this video as live in the state of California! But wait. The owner of the guinea pigs lives in New South Wales, Australia. The population for all of Australia was 21.5 million in 2011. That’s right. More people saw this video than live in all of Australia!

But with all the cool slow-motion effects, my favorite part of the video is at the very end when the blade breaks and the two guinea pigs quickly chomp it away and then sit happily side-by-side. Each guinea pig is content. The epic battle fought milliseconds ago is forgotten. 

Nicole Macintosh, owner of the guinea pigs and a photographer, shows off more photos and videos of her guinea pigs and her dogs on the Noodle Pups Instagram page. 

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