A skateboarding dog, which his owner claims taught himself, has gone viral after stunning onlookers in a London park.
French bulldog Eric was spotted riding the board in a skate bowl in Hackney’s Clissold Park on Tuesday.
Footage of the incident was posted online by book critic Imogen Russell Williams, 35, who said she was at the park with her daughter when someone shouted: “There’s a dog on a skateboard!”
“So we ran over to watch – everyone was very excited – and I filmed a bit on my phone,” she said.
The footage has since been shared thousands of times – something that took Ms Williams by surprise.
“I thought I’d tweet it as something fun on a day of general election doom and gloom – was obviously not expecting it to take off like this,” she said.
It is not the first time Eric’s hobby has made him a hit online, and there several videos on YouTube dedicated to him.
His owner, Claire Maclean, told the Hackney Gazette she was shocked to see him do it the first time.
She told the paper: “He was about six months and I was walking him in the park, and I heard this kid screaming ‘What’s going on?’
“I thought ’Where’s Eric?’ – Eric had nicked the skateboard and was rolling down the hill!
“He was totally standing on it, even pushing himself.
“I was a bit in shock as I’d never seen it before.”