A BBC crew filming for the upcoming David Attenborough documentary series caught Adelie penguins turning to crime in pursuit of the perfect mate.

Adelie penguins build their stone nests to elevate and protect their precious eggs from run-off when the ice begins to melt.

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The better the nest, the more likely a male is to attract a mate.

The video depicts a male penguin sneaking stones from his neighbor’s nest, all the while keeping an eye out for his return as well as watching over his own abode.

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