Dog owner panics when he finds his pooch lying on the ground like this

Guangzhou, China - This scene would make any dog lover shudder!

Coco's owner fears the worst when she finds her dog like this.
Coco's owner fears the worst when she finds her dog like this.  © Douyin/gzcoco

Imagine walking outside and finding your canine companion sprawled on the ground, with its head covered in a dark red substance.

This is exactly how one internet user found his golden retriever, in what must have surely been a heart-stopping moment.

On Douyin, the Chinese equivalent of TikTok, he shared the shocking footage of his dog Coco, as the Daily Star reported.

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For a couple of seconds, the clip seems like it's showing the gruesome aftermath of some terrible accident. There are crimson stains on the concrete as well, and the dog isn't moving.

But just as the horror starts to set in, Coco suddenly lifts her head to see who is disturbing her nap.

As goofy pooch gives her owner a sleepy stare, the hilarious truth behind the shocking first impression becomes clear.

Internet users love the dog's reaction

The four-legged friend ate only one dragon fruit and fell asleep afterwards.
The four-legged friend ate only one dragon fruit and fell asleep afterwards.  © Douyin/gzcoco

So what is the red stuff that makes Coco look like she's been badly bloodied?

Well, it turns out this dog really loves dragon fruit!

After lifting her juice-stained head off the ground, the rest of the fruit comes into view. Talk about going on a rollercoaster of emotions!

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The video quickly went viral, racking up more than 3 million likes. Most Douyin users were thrilled with the video's dramatic twist and Coco's acting skills.

Her owner even shared another clip of his four-legged friend eating a dragon fruit again and explained "This is Coco's absolute favorite!"

Cover photo: Douyin/gzcoco

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