A SWEET-TOOTHED Tasamanian devil couldn’t resist a camper’s chocolate bar after he swiped the treat before running away.
Wildlife photographer, Daniel Hunter was camping with his partner in Maria Island National Park, off Tasmania, which is home to a crucial population of the critters.
One of their number was apparently a sweet-tooth and grabbed Hunter’s chocolate before racing off, with Hunter in fast pursuit.
‘Devil’s got my pack of Lindt,’ Hunter can be heard saying in the video as he chases the animal.
The devil eventually drops the bar, and disappears into the undergrowth.
‘Seventy-eight per cent, you mongrel,’ Hunter says as he picks up the cocoa-dense dark chocolate bar.
It turns out the mischievous critter had a lucky escape given chocolate’s potentially poisonous effect on wild animals.
‘It’s not that unusual to see a juvenile devil out and about in the day experimenting with different behaviors as part of the developmental process,’ Hunter, who’s also a biologist, wrote on Twitter.