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Watch: Porch pirate opossum caught on camera stealing box of cookies

Feb. 1 (UPI) -- A security camera at a Texas home captured the moment a box of cookies delivered to the front door was stolen by an unlikely porch pirate -- an opossum.

The Southlake Department of Public Safety said a local resident identified only as Dr. M shared his security camera footage after the theft.

Dr. M's son, who was celebrating his 15th birthday, had been given some Tiff's Treats cookies by a family friend, and the delivery was left on the family's front step.

The son later discovered the balloon left by the delivery worker, as well as a bag of icing, but the box of cookies was found empty in the family's side yard.

The security camera footage revealed the thief was an opossum that made off with the unattended treats.

The department recommended residents follow Dr. M's example and use security cameras to "go marsupi-all in on protecting your home from thieves."