Officials probing video of squirrel being kicked off Grand Canyon
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona — Authorities are looking into a viral Internet video that shows a man kicking a squirrel off what appears to be the edge of the Grand Canyon.
Park spokeswoman Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski said Monday that chances of finding the man are slim.
She couldn’t say whether the video was a hoax. But she says geographical features in it match part of the Grand Canyon. She says authorities have reached out to YouTube seeking more information.
A message sent Monday to the person who uploaded the video wasn’t immediately returned.
The video shows a shirtless man wearing a cowboy hat leaving a trail of food, putting on one of his shoes and then kicking the squirrel into the air.
Park officials discourage visitors from feeding squirrels or other wildlife.
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.