Self-Portrait With Ground Squirrel

Melissa Brandts wasn't trying to take a photo of this ground squirrel at Banff National Park.  She'd set up the camera's timer so that she'd have a nice picture of herself and her husband, with spectacular Lake Minnewanka in the background.

She hadn't counted on this ground squirrel hogging the foreground.

Photo by Melissa Brandt, from the Your Shot Daily Dozen at National Geographic magazine

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From the Upcoming ueue, submitted by Marilyn Terrell.

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It was certainly considerate of him not to block Melissa and Jackson in the background...although I'm sure he was not thinking of them in the first place as his curiosity got the best of him.

It's the cutest photo! Thank you for the laugh!
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Totally real. You can see what a photoshopped one looks like with your own picture and it is not as good as this REAL picture!

Go to this to get your own squirrel!
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Hey, assholes: A 'GROUND SQUIRREL' IS NOT THE SAME THING AS A SQUIRREL. This is a gopher. Plain, pure and simple.

[source] Growing up in Canada.
[source] Caddyshack.
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