Squirrel Steals GoPro, Shoots Video Game Worthy POV Run Through a Tree

Animals stealing action cameras is nothing new—monkeys, seagulls, and foxes have all gotten their 15 minutes of fame this way. But this thieving squirrel is a veritable filmmaker by comparison.

The video was captured by YouTuber Viva Frei, who dubbed it the “BEST POV EVER!” We’re not sure about all that, but it did leave us going “no way!” when we first watched it—this isn’t some crappy video of bark or the sky or the squirrel’s furry underbelly.

As luck would have it, the squirrel picked up the GoPro and faced it straight ahead before charging up a tree and through the leaves, capturing a POV video worthy of Mirror’s Edge or Assassin’s Creed. You couldn’t manufacture this moment if you tried… least of all because we’re pretty sure GoPro doesn’t make a tiny “squirrel POV” mount.

Check out the full video for yourself up top.