(Screenshot / BC Hydro Twitter)

A BC Hydro employee was in for an adorable surprise after they returned to their truck to find a racoon snoozing in the driver’s seat.

The crew member returned to their truck to find their lunch stolen and devoured, and the racoon curled up taking an afternoon nap (or possibly a food coma).

“He snoozes, one of our team members loses! This little bandit got caught taking a nap – and someone’s lunch – in one of our vans in Burnaby this weekend,” reads a BC Hydro Twitter post.

Raccoons are commonplace here in BC, and are well known opportunistic omnivores.

According to the BCSPCA, raccoons can be drawn to homes or vehicles if they sense food inside. To help prevent these unwanted guests from visiting, the animal service recommends locking up all entrances and windows, and securing outdoor garbages/composts.

If you cross paths with a raccoon and want it to leave, the SPCA recommends yelling, stomping your feet, and clapping your hands to spook the animal away.

The society also notes that British Columbian racoons, unlike those in Ontario, do not carry rabies.

Check out the adorable lunch bandit for yourself:


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