Screengrab via Hagaman Musson/YouTube

Angry squirrel chases woman who wanted a selfie with it

Run for your life, lady.

 

Miles Klee

Internet Culture

Published May 12, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 7:10 pm CDT

Some of us value our privacy more than others. Take this camera-shy squirrel, for instance.

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According to YouTuber Hagaman Musson, the woman in this video was initially “trying to get a selfie” with a neighborhood tree-rodent, who reacted much as any on-the-edge celeb routinely hounded by paparazzi would: He charged right at her. 

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The result is a bizarre chase scene, starting around the 0:47 mark, with the woman screaming for the critter to go away even as she continues to film the encounter. Meanwhile, Musson is laughing his ass off—because really, who runs from a squirrel?

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Just a friendly reminder that not every animal wants to be your Instagram accessory.

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*First Published: May 12, 2016, 4:26 pm CDT