TORONTO – Never. Trust. A squirrel.
Thanks to Reddit, a series of photos went viral this week of a young man attempting to pose for a photo with a squirrel in Tampa, Florida.
In the first photo, it appears the furry rodent was happy to oblige the young photographer.
“I approached it making a clicking noise with my tongue; phone drawn,” the young man told BuzzFeed. “When I got close enough, the squirrel actually tried grabbing my phone. I shook it off, then snapped this photo.”
Then the animal went squirrely.
“Next thing I knew, the squirrel was on my shoulder, then under my shirt, and then hanging off my back!” he told the web culture site.
The second photo was snapped by the photographer’s mother, moments before she reportedly collapsed in laughter.
It is often said that “a picture is worth a thousand words.” By looking at the mother’s photo of her son running through a forest with an angry squirrel latched onto his back, you can almost hear him screaming.
Perhaps it sounded like this (but with a squirrel):