This Girl Accidentally Buried Her Hamster Alive And It Resurfaced From "The Dead"
Hammy's great escape.
After her hamster of three years died, 16-year-old Deyton Pilgrim decided to welcome a new furry friend into her life: Hammy, otherwise known as Herman.
Unfortunately, Deyton only had a couple months of unadulterated joy with Hammy before drama ensued.
"Recently, a hurricane came through South Carolina and had devastating winds that knocked out power to hundreds of people across the upstate area," Deyton told BuzzFeed. "At the time the winds were coming in, a cold front was also meeting, which drastically reduced the temperature."
"No power meant that the heat lamp that was used [for Hammy] no longer could provide her with a constant source of heat and there wasn't much we could do. She then went into hibernation," she said.
"After four days of hibernation, she had not moved and her body felt stiff," Deyton said. "We sat her near some gas logs to try and warm her up, but there was no change. After that, we presumed she was dead and I set out to bury her."
A few hours later — after crying and accepting her dear hamster's fate — Peyton went back outside to pick up the sticks and branches that had littered her property from the high winds. Lo and behold, Hammy was alive and well, strutting her stuff around the lawn. "There she was, walking around on the bank near where I buried her," she said. "Her grave was unburied." This story was obviously too wild not to share, so Deyton made a TikTok:
um so basically... i thought he was dead...♬ Alfalfa song - Collin