Watch this poor squirrel get tricked into stealing a camera

Everyone loves silly animal videos, but maybe we’re going a bit too far when we bait those animals to do precisely what we want. The latest “animal steals a camera” video to hit the web isn’t what it seems. In it, a cute, slightly chubby squirrel seems to steal a GoPro camera for no apparent reason. It’s just an adorable kleptomaniac of a squirrel, you might think.

But what you can’t see in the video is that there’s a piece of bread attached to the camera. That little detail should make you feel pretty bad for that poor squirrel, who had to haul that bulky camera gear up a tree just to eat some food — all so that the cameraman could make a quick buck. At least we can take solace in the fact that one squirrel got wise to this guy’s…

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