When you leave an expensive camera, like a GoPro, in the wild, the point is for the animals not to notice. After all, the point is the capture footage of the creatures in their natural habitat. Besides, most animals wouldn’t care about a teeny, tiny little camera, right?
Wrong. (At least when it comes to this smart little fox.)
While filming sea lions in Round Island, Alaska, a group of researchers noticed a fox approaching them in the distance.
Thinking he had a bright idea, camera owner and researcher Jonathan VanBallenberg “stupidly put [his] GoPro on the ground in hopes of getting a close-up.”
What Jonathan didn’t expect though was for the fox to make a snack out of the camera! “Hmm….tasty.”
Still munching on the camera, the fox decided to take his “meal” to go and drug the camera into the tall grass.
Luckily though he eventually gave it up, and Jonathan was able to find it… albeit destroyed.
Watch the full video here:
Although his pricey camera was shredded, Jonathan was a good sport about it, adding that he’s “glad the fox didn’t get hurt or swallow anything that could have harmed it.” All we can say is that we hope this fox found the lunch he was obviously hungry enough to eat a camera for. Otherwise, we’re leaving ours at home next time we’re out in the wild.
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