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Street dog fakes injury in order to receive treats, affection from passersby
Image source: Daily Mail video screenshot

Street dog fakes injury in order to receive treats, affection from passersby

He knows what he's doing

A stray dog in Bangkok, Thailand, has gone viral for his bizarre and hilarious tactic of pretending to be lame in order to receive treats and affection.

What are the details?

In video obtained by the Daily Mail, the dog — named Gae by locals — can be seen dragging one of his back legs on the ground as if to simulate an injury.

When it's clear that the dog has the attention of those around him, he picks his leg up, walks normally, and cheerfully hops around on the ground for affection and treats. Elsewhere during the video, a man on a motorbike spots the dog and approaches him to see if the animal is OK. When he discovers what the dog is actually doing, he laughs and goes on his way.

Local residents insist that there's nothing actually wrong with the dog.

According to the outlet, resident Thaweeporn Chongplapolkul said that the dog has been acting this way for years and is a lovable staple in the neighborhood.

"This old dog has lived my [sic] workplace for a few years," she said. "He always does this trick to deceive people. I feed him rice, but he still has this habit. He's very smart. I think he does it to get people to feed him."

Chongplapolkul added that people around the area truly care about the dog.

"He's an old dog, and we've checked both of his legs. They are both fine," she said. "If Gae had any kind of injury, I would take him to the vet immediately."

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