Snoring dormouse becomes a YouTube sensation

November 22nd, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Nov 22 (IANS) A hibernating dormouse has become an internet hit after his comical snoring was caught on film, according to a media report Tuesday.

The slumbering rodent was discovered during a Surrey Wildlife Trust (SWT) survey of nesting boxes in woods near Leatherhead, Daily Express reported.

He slept on when picked up to be weighed and continued snoring while ecologists made a video.

The YouTube clip has had more than 146,000 hits, even though the camera failed to capture the snore sound, described by SWT as a “loud whistle”.

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