Dasha Fayvinova
August 14, 2016 12:52 pm

Have you ever wanted to switch bodies with an animal and see what it’s like to live a day in their shoes? Well, now you don’t have to! This Go-Pro-stealing squirrel put in an award-winning performance that truly lets you into the mind of an animal. Sure, a lion would be out first choice, but body switching with a squirrel is a close second. Prime example:

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Lets see a lion do that.

The viral video that’s sweeping the interwebs involves a Go-Pro and a rambunctious squirrel. The video uploader left his equipment close to a nearby squirrel hotspot and awaited for someone to take a bite. One squirrel quite literally tried. As the video rolls, one brave but more likely just a hungry little rodent, picked up the Go-Pro and scurried up the nearest tree. The rest is an amazing POV film that’s worthy of an animal Oscar or three.

As the squirrel jumps from tree to tree we get the delightful view! If you’ve ever wondered how those guys get around up there — this video is the answer. Jumping from branch to branch, this squirrel is unafraid and unapologetic.

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The coolest part was seeing the squirrel maneuver itself to the next tree by jumping. As he or she stops to finally taste the fruits of its labor, resting on a branch and sinking its teeth into the plastic of the Go-Pro, the squirrel realizes its mistake. The Go-Pro tumbles onto the ground and back into the hands of the owner. BRAVO!