Who is the Viral Squirrel Guy?
This video of a thirsty squirrel walking around a man on his hind legs and asking for a drink of water has gone viral on the Internet. The video surfaced on Reddit a day ago and has since spread to multiple social media sites. But who is the viral squirrel guy? And why is he able to get such a unique way to capture the attention of the world? Let’s find out.
“Squirrel Games” is an eight-part obstacle course made by Mark Rober, a YouTuber and budding bird enthusiast. In eight weeks, Rober, who previously worked as an Apple engineer and for NASA, has become an internet sensation after sharing his creation. A former engineer, Mark Rober started the project out of boredom. But when he noticed his bird feeder being broken into by squirrels, he decided to take action.
The resulting videos have become some of the most popular content on the Internet. The newest video is “Squirrel Parkour” – a stunt that’s driven by the squirrel’s desire for nuts. As of this writing, the video is the #26 most watched video on Youtube. It has almost 10 million views since its release two days ago. Rober, who is also a Facebook employee, worked on the Mars rover project for nine years before he launched his own side project, Digital Dudz, which he later sold to a costume company, Morphsuits.
A wildlife photographer and zoologist, Dani Connor is known online for his adorable videos of squirrels. He recently became a mom to four orphaned baby red squirrels. He has spent a lot of time with the animals, capturing their every move and recording the sounds of their eating. Connor’s videos have gained over 14.8 million views and she recently launched a Patreon page to fund her photography.
Upon learning of the babies, Dani spent hours in the forest, chatting and feeding them. The baby squirrels learned to recognize his voice and soon came to regard him as their mother. The footage was shared online and has since gone viral. The videos have since gained millions of views and are becoming more popular. The videos showcase a fascinating side of nature that is rarely seen. This video by Dani Connor is a perfect example of his work.
Dani Connor’s fascination with squirrels
In early 2020, Dani Connor moved to a small town in northern Sweden, where she discovered a female red squirrel living nearby. She took pictures of her new pet and posted them on social media, where her followers quickly grew to love her work. Her videos, which feature the squirrels from an up-close and personal perspective, have garnered a huge social media following. “Squirrels are among the most fascinating creatures on the planet,” Dani Connor said.
She had recently been photographing squirrels as part of a photo shoot when she had a thought to record the animals’ sounds. She placed a microphone next to one of the animals and played the footage back home. The video shows a baby red squirrel munching on sunflower seeds while making bird-like noises. The video went viral in June 2020. And she hopes to keep doing this for years to come.
Mark Rober’s obstacle course for squirrels
Inspired by movies like American Ninja Warrior and Hollywood capers, Mark Rober designed a squirrel obstacle course. The squirrels had to navigate a long course, which featured laser tripwires, rooms where the squirrels could enter a password, a helicopter that flew down a zip line, and a rooftop maze designed to resemble a ventilation system. Once the squirrels completed the course, they were awarded a prize – a few hundred thousand walnuts.
The design of Mark Rober’s Ninja Warrior Squirrel obstacle course is quite impressive. The video was made over two months and took up most of the backyard. The main purpose of the maze was to keep squirrels out of his walnut tree. The maze’s intricate structure discouraged squirrels from destroying his valuable walnuts. Afterward, he and his friends enjoyed watching the squirrels struggle through the maze, destroying the entire structure in a few days.
Mark Rober’s video of a squirrel mistaking a man for a tree
In a recent YouTube video, an ex-NASA engineer and former Apple employee, Mark Rober, showed a squirrel taking a course designed to test his physical agility. He built a squirrel-friendly tightrope in his backyard and set up streaming cameras around the yard to record the squirrels’ reactions. Four local squirrels were trained to jump over obstacles, and one managed to master a “Wipeout-style” pitchfork tumbler. Another challenge was the Slinky bridge, which required them to do quad steps, akin to those in “Ninja Warrior”.
A former NASA engineer, Rober created the course using various objects found in nature. Initially, he created an obstacle course for the squirrel to navigate through. The course included trap doors, mazes, a catapult, and an impossible ladder bridge that the squirrel must cross to get to the other side. When the squirrel successfully completes the course, it is rewarded with a large pile of walnuts.
Mark Rober’s video of a baby squirrel quenching its thirst
If you’ve ever watched a baby squirrel in a bottle, you know how hard it is to keep its hunger and thirst satisfied. Despite a birdfeeder, squirrels have been stealing the seeds from the birdfeeder, and Mark Rober decided to build an obstacle course to deter them. While many people buy squirrel proof birdfeeders, these solutions only exacerbate the problem. To get around the problem, Mark built an obstacle course in the backyard of his home and shared the video with the world.
This obstacle course was designed by a NASA engineer and features a ladder bridge, a maze, and trap doors. The baby squirrel is so engrossed in the course that it can’t stay on the impossible ladder bridge, but eventually manages to complete it. Despite the challenge, Rober was surprised with the squirrel’s performance and the reaction of the viewers.
Who is The Viral Squirrel Guy?
The Viral Squirrel Guy is a famous YouTuber known for his hilarious videos and creative content.
How many subscribers does The Viral Squirrel Guy have?
The Viral Squirrel Guy has over 2 million subscribers.
What kind of videos does The Viral Squirrel Guy make?
The Viral Squirrel Guy makes a variety of videos but is most known for his comedy sketches and vlogs.
What is The Viral Squirrel Guy’s real name?
The Viral Squirrel Guy’s real name is Mike Tompkins.
Where is The Viral Squirrel Guy from?
The Viral Squirrel Guy is from Canada.
How old is The Viral Squirrel Guy?
The Viral Squirrel Guy is 27 years old.
What is The Viral Squirrel Guy’s most popular video?
The Viral Squirrel Guy’s most popular video is “The Ultimate Prank War.
What other channels does The Viral Squirrel Guy run?
In addition to his main channel The Viral Squirrel Guy also has a second channel called “Tompkins TV” where he posts vlogs and behind-the-scenes videos.
What happened to The Viral Squirrel Guy’s first channel?
The Viral Squirrel Guy’s first channel was hacked which is why he started his second channel.
What is The Viral Squirrel Guy’s favorite animal?
The Viral Squirrel Guy’s favorite animal is of course a squirrel!
Does The Viral Squirrel Guy have any other pets?
The Viral Squirrel Guy also has a dog named Mia.
Does The Viral Squirrel Guy have a girlfriend?
The Viral Squirrel Guy is currently dating fellow YouTuber Gabby Wallace.
What kind of car does The Viral Squirrel Guy drive?
The Viral Squirrel Guy drives a Tesla Model S.
What is The Viral Squirrel Guy’s favorite food?
The Viral Squirrel Guy’s favorite food is sushi.
What is The Viral Squirrel Guy’s favorite color?
The Viral Squirrel Guy’s favorite color is green.
Jessica Watson is a PHD holder from the University of Washington. She studied behavior and interaction between squirrels and has presented her research in several wildlife conferences including TWS Annual Conference in Winnipeg.