A customer shopping at a South Auckland Countdown has captured the moment a sneaky mouse tried to carry a piece of apple under a refrigerating unit in the fresh produce section.
The customer, who is also a former employee of the store, captured the video on September 20 at the Countdown in Takanini.
They told 1 NEWS mice were a common problem at the supermarket when he worked there and "still is."
When asked where mice were mostly found, they said at the "front and rear" of the store.
A spokesperson for Countdown told 1 NEWS pest control is something the company takes "very seriously."
"All of our stores have pest management plans," they said.
"Coundown stores are checked monthly by pest control experts.
"A few weeks ago a building was demolished near Countdown Takanini. At that time, our team noticed possible mice activity.
"We immediately notified the pest control agency, and they have been in twice a week to resolve this issue."
The spokesperson said as of this week, they believe the issue is now under control but their pest control agency will makes further checks this week.
"Given our pest control programmes, incidents like this a rare."