Squirrel selfie goes wrong for Maine teen

AUBURN, Maine (NECN) -- Just back from spring break in Florida, a Maine teen is stunned by all the attention his vacation photos are getting around the world.

Brian Genest returned to St. Dominic's Academy in Auburn Thursday. While in Florida, he says he went on a walk with his family and spotted what he thought was a friendly squirrel. His first thought, take a selfie. It's a great shot, but an instant after he snapped the photo, the squirrel turned on him and jumped on his back.

"Right after that I was just flailing around like crazy. He was under my shirt and I could feel his claws, it was a little freaky," Genest said.

Brian's mom was snapping her own photos at that moment and captured the "squirrel attack" on her son. He eventually dropped to the ground and the squirrel ran back into the woods.

A family member posted the photos online and they went viral.

Millions have now seen the photos of a squirrel selfie -- gone wrong.


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