Younger Chu, 35, first began being attentive to squirrels throughout lockdown in Toronto, Canada.
The videographer thought the little critters had been lovable and observed that they got here to her backyard virtually day-after-day. She even gave them names.
Younger mentioned: ‘I’ve named the gray squirrels Elton Squirrel, Greyson, Butters, and PanPan as a result of she lies down like a pancake.
‘There’s additionally a black squirrel named Kami and Lil Max is the purple squirrel.’
After just a few months of observing them, Younger began filming them with little props designed to make it seems to be just like the squirrels are at work.
She mentioned: ‘I made a decision to create a scene the place Lil Max appears to be working for mayor. I used to be watching a actuality present they usually went to a small city in Alaska the place the mayor is a cat.
‘So, I assumed it might be humorous to have him try this too as a result of I had beforehand written in my captions that he’s the CEO of his personal company, so working for mayor aligns along with his character properly.
‘I like that this storyline offers me a cause to put in writing satirical content material and make humorous issues like mock political adverts.
‘It’s enjoyable to see them work together with completely different props and see how they’d react to new gadgets. Typically they’re cautious and don’t contact them straight away.’
After having watched the squirrels for months, Younger had discovered roughly the place their favorite backyard spots had been.
She mentioned that the squirrels are creatures of behavior, and can return to areas they like at sure instances of day.
‘I can place the cameras of their favorite spots and finally, they may present up,’ she added.
‘You do have to have endurance as I don’t contact the squirrels. They’re cautious of individuals and really feel extra snug when nobody is round.
‘I place the cameras of their favorite spots and go away them on report for about half an hour at a time and permit the squirrels to stroll into body naturally.
‘Presently, my favorite scene is the gray squirrel Elton Squirrel taking part in the mini-piano. That’s one in all my hottest posts thus far. I’ve designed cute notebooks and merchandise with this picture.
‘It took a number of days earlier than any of the squirrels put their arms on the mini-piano the “proper” method. Apart from this second, they had been often standing on the highest, facet or again of the piano.
‘I used to be very excited when Elton Squirrel lastly stood on the appropriate finish of the piano and put his paws up close to the keys.
‘It’s been a enjoyable and creatively fulfilling expertise. I’ve additionally been studying so much as a result of I didn’t know a lot about squirrels earlier than I began observing them through the lockdowns. At first, I assumed the purple squirrel was a chipmunk.
‘The response to my pictures has been very constructive. Folks suppose that the pictures and movies are very cute and humorous.
‘They’d by no means paid a lot consideration to squirrels earlier than, despite the fact that they’re in all places in our nation.’
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