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Teen’s squirrel selfie goes wrong

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Posted at 10:20 AM, May 02, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-02 10:20:38-04

This teenager was the victim of a “selfie gone wrong” this week.

17-year-old Brian Genest of Maine was visiting a park near Tampa, Florida earlier this week while on a trip visiting colleges.

Genest says he spotted a “friendly” squirrel on a handrail and approached it, making clicking noises with his tongue, in order to take a picture with the squirrel.

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Unfortunately, the flash and noises from his camera phone scared the animal, which climbed under the teen’s shirt and hung onto his back.

Genest’s mother snapped pictures as the events unfolded.

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Neither Brian nor the squirrel were harmed.