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'Wildlife in the terminal': Traveller shares video of mouse scurrying around Vancouver airport

"Little rodent found near Starbucks."
A Vancouver traveller shared a video of a mouse running around YVR airport.

A pint-sized Vancouverite was searching for an easy meal at a cafe at the airport over the long weekend. 

A traveller recorded a video of a tiny mouse scurrying around a Starbucks in Vancouver International Airport (YVR) on Saturday, May 20.

The footage shows the rodent frantically running across the floor and carpet as passersby stop to observe it. 

The Vancouverite who filmed the critter's antics shared the video on Twitter. 

The YVR Airport Authority told V.I.A. that the airport is B.C.'s largest building and there are "hundreds of doors and windows," which makes it possible for wildlife to occasionally enter the terminal. 

"We continually work with our partners, including our food and beverage operators and pest control, to regularly monitor and address this aspect of our operation," the airport said in a statement. 

"If any passengers or employees see wildlife in the terminal, we ask they notify our Operations Centre so we can investigate.”

In September 2022, a traveller shared a photo of a pair of mice that were scurrying around some seats at a gate in International Departures. The gate was located near the food court.

In 2019, several air passengers shared photos of a crow that was trapped in the airport for months.