Ratatouille, a snowboarding opossum, has gone viral on the Internet with almost 5,000 hits on YouTube in one day.
Ratatouille is an opossum occasionally seen riding his little snowboard at the Liberty Ski Resort in Emmitsburg, Pennsylvania. He even has a 2011-to-2012 ski pass registered under his name, Ratatouille Bowers, there.
The opossum shot to fame after employees at Liberty Ski Resort in Emmitsburg uploaded a video of the snowboarder showing off his skills. Unfortunately, the resort closed earlier this week, ending Ratatouille’s season. There is no word yet on whether the snowboarding sensation will return next season.
Ratatouille usually likes to play dead, but he recently showed off some real skills at the Liberty Ski Resort.
In the video, the opossum can be seen speeding past other skiers, while occasionally pausing to pose by his snowboard.
Ratatouille, who has been described as “the world’s greatest snowboarding opossum”, dons a green stripy jumper in the one-minute video which has already attracted a keen following.
Internet users reacted with delight at the hilarious marsupial. One person, who posted under the name extremesnowboardvids, said: “That guy’s a better snowboarder than my girlfriend.”