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Animals Got Talent: Pool-playing dog just may teach you a thing or two about the game of billiards

October 27, 2010 |  7:10 pm

We thought we'd seen it all when we first saw Amadeus, a spunky Chihuahua who hangs out at a Monroe, Wash., billiard parlor and runs around on pool tables sinking balls.

Pool-playing dogs, we thought. Who could have imagined it?

That was before we encountered the video above, in which a dog named Halo not only sinks billiard balls into the pockets, but does so with a technical expertise we never would have thought possible.

Halo seems to have a firm grasp of geometry -- a much firmer grasp than our own on the subject, we are ashamed to point out -- and even without the aid of a pool cue is able to make shots that many humans we know wouldn't be able to sink.

OK, so Halo does seem to have one trait in common with Amadeus -- he doesn't quite get that the cue ball isn't supposed to go into the pocket. We can forgive him that.

See another video of Halo in action after the jump!

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-- Lindsay Barnett

Videos: TheKuhnhound via YouTube

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