[image credit: BDFK Photography]
Do you remember the Banff Squirrel? He was the one that photobombed some tourists trying to take aÂ timed photo in 2009. He had a bit of internet fame â€“ a Wikipedia page, a Twitter accountâ€¦.hundreds ofÂ fake photos with his likeness. The little guy was basically a national hero.
Well, it looks like he has made another appearance. The owners of BDFK Photography based out of Edmonton were in Banff doing an engagement photo-shoot for clients Kelin Flanagan and Spencer Taubner when they noticed squirrels running around picking up nuts left behind by hikers.
Itâ€™s probably because the original Banff Squirrel was such a rock star that they knew if they could get one of the little guys in front of the lens â€“ magic would be made. So, they waitedâ€¦placed the camera in the right place andâ€¦finallyâ€¦they got one, stuffing its face.
So glad the Banff Squirrel is back at it! I know this is not as organic as the original (they never are), but
itâ€™s still cute.
Welcome to stardom new* Banff Squirrel.
[*Iâ€™m going to just assume that the original Banff Squirrel is dead. I just Googled it and the lifespan is approximately 6-10 yearsâ€¦so chances are…this is his 5th cousin.]