This freaky video demonstrates what Weird Asia News describes as a trendy hobby in Japan: squirrel fishing. It involves attaching a nut to a fishing line and raising a squirrel off the ground when it bites in.
Ever since 1997, Japanese men, women, and children have been fishing for squirrels as a fun and harmless pastime.[...]
The goal of squirrel fishing is to lift a squirrel into the air using only a fishing pole with a nut tied to a string as bait. The fishing pole can either be a real fishing pole, or simply a long stick tied to a rope. Either way, the pole is cast in front of a hungry squirrel in the hope that he will jump for it and latch on, allowing the fisherman or fisherwoman to raise the furry little critter off the ground and into the air.
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