Younger Chu, 35, first began being attentive to squirrels throughout lockdown in Toronto, Canada.
The videographer thought the little critters had been lovely and seen that they got here to her backyard nearly every single 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 a number of months of observing them, Younger began filming them with little props designed to make it seems 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 and so they went to a small city in Alaska the place the mayor is a cat.
‘So, I assumed it could be humorous to have him do 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 together with his character properly.
‘I like that this storyline provides me a motive to jot down satirical content material and make humorous issues like mock political advertisements.
‘It’s enjoyable to see them work together with totally different props and see how they’d react to new gadgets. Generally they’re cautious and don’t contact them immediately.’
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 occasions of day.
‘I can place the cameras in their favourite spots and eventually, they will show up,’ she added.
‘You do need to have patience as I don’t contact the squirrels. They’re cautious of individuals and really feel extra comfy when nobody is round.
‘I place the cameras of their favorite spots and go away them on file for about half an hour at a time and permit the squirrels to stroll into body naturally.
‘Currently, my favourite scene is the grey squirrel Elton Squirrel playing the mini-piano. That’s one in every of my hottest posts to this point. I’ve designed cute notebooks and merchandise with this photograph.
‘It took a number of days earlier than any of the squirrels put their palms on the mini-piano the “right” method. Aside from this second, they had been often standing on the highest, aspect or again of the piano.
‘I used to be very excited when Elton Squirrel lastly stood on the precise 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 quite a bit as a result of I didn’t know a lot about squirrels earlier than I began observing them throughout the lockdowns. At first, I assumed the purple squirrel was a chipmunk.
‘The response to my images has been very constructive. Individuals suppose that the images and movies are very cute and humorous.
‘They had never paid much attention to squirrels before, even though they are everywhere in our country.’
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