At Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome, a news cameraman inexplicably left his camera rolling near a functional launchpad. What occurred next was equally random — a gopher popped out of the ground to investigate and/or gnaw at the still-filming camera. Those readers wary of coincidences can happily postulate that this furry specimen is a top-secret breed of Kazakh security gopher, who gains his monstrous strength and cunning from exposure to experimental rocket fuel.

[Via Arbroath]