08/27/2014 05:10 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Prairie Dog Gets Stuck In Its Hole, Just Needs A Little Extra Help

Sometimes you just need a little help.

Like when you're a prairie dog, for instance, and you're a little too big to fit out of your hole. And you're smack dab in the middle of oncoming traffic, to boot.

YouTuber PsihAL uploaded this video on Tuesday of two Russians helping out a prairie dog that was stuck in its hole, either due to the dog's girth, or, as Mashable speculates, because a car may have collapsed its home.

If the footage seems familiar, there's a chance you're recalling this classic scene from Winnie the Pooh:

According to the National Park Service, North America is home to five species of prairie dogs, each of which builds up large stores of body fat to survive the fall and winter months. It's likely the dog featured in the above video is simply bulking up in anticipation of the end of summer.

h/t Reddit