Squirrel goes nuts for GoPro

Tricky rodent shoots its own nature documentary on Montreal man's camera
Want to see what a squirrel sees? Strap yourself in for a wild ride! (© Jason Ondreicka | Dreamstime.com)


Squirrels. Adorable bushy-tailed tree dwellers? Or just rats with a cuter outfit? Whatever your opinion, there's no getting around the fact that they are one of the most common urban mammals in the world. Between their many different species, squirrels can be found nearly all around the world. With their instinctive curiosity, grabby little hands, adaptable diet, and quick reactions, they are well-suited to live among people (whether we like it or not).

In eastern Canada and the United States, one of the most common species is the Eastern gray squirrel. Chances are, you could walk outside to any park right now in this part of the world, and find one of these little guys in a couple minutes. And life alongside humans has allowed the Eastern gray squirrel to observe a trick or two. Like, say, documentary filmmaking.

I'll take it from here!

A Montreal-based YouTuber named Viva Frei just posted a must-see viral video that was literally shot by a squirrel. The video begins with the squirrel descending a tree and checking out the camera. It doesn't take long before the camera is under its arm and then...we're off! Now we've seen "animal shot" videos in the past, and to be honest, most of them are herky-jerky messes. The footage is full of such obscured and uneven moments that you're likely to get motion sickness. That's what makes this video so cool. The squirrel's footage is amazingly steady. It's almost as though the rodent knows what it's doing...

At any rate, it's definitely one of the coolest POV (or Point Of View) videos we've seen in a while. We're sure that you'll love it. And that you'll never look at the next squirrel you see in quite the same way!


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  1. COOL HOW DID YOU GET THE GOPRO ON THE SQUIRRELS AND VERY CUTE

    SO COOL HOW DID YOU GET THE GOPRO ON THE SQUIRREL’S.

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