Squirrel Steals GoPro, Records Harrowing Escape

By Casey Chan on at

After a squirrel mistook it for a tasty nut, YouTuber Viva Frei wasn’t sure if he’d ever see his GoPro camera again. But he did it eventually get it back—and more. The GoPro was actually recording from the squirrel’s perspective as it raced through the branches of a tree, and the footage is amazing.

Strapping a GoPro to something as small as a squirrel is almost impossible compared to getting neat first-person footage from larger animals like a Cheetah. But the trick is to apparently make it think the camera is dinner, and then hope it doesn’t actually eat your expensive gear. [YouTube via PetaPixel]