Space-loving gopher sets up shop at Russian launchpad7/20/2012
Why on earth would this toothy gopher set up house at the base of Kazakhstan's Baikonur Cosmodrome, where rockets regularly blast off for the International Space Station? Does he like the deafening noise and the shaking ground? Or is he planning to hitch a ride into space, thumbing his nose at Richard Branson's $200,000 Virgin Galactic ticket price? Whatever his well-thought-out reasoning, this curious little guy's hideout at the launchpad has rocketed him to stardom since a Russian space-agency worker left his now well-nibbled camera on the gopher's doorstep, where it captured this adorable footage. Next installment: "Gophers in Space." [Source]
Why do you think the launches don't bother this little guy?