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A Brief History of Wildlife Stealing Everyone's Tiny Cameras

Thanks to advances in technology, one thing is certain: Amateur wildlife photographers and videographers have a wide variety of tools at their disposal these days — including portable action cameras — to capture the incredible sights and sounds out in nature.

Sometimes the wildlife not only steals the show, but also the camera.

When people are lucky enough to retrieve the footage after a squirrel, bald eagle, seagull, raccoon, or any other animal walks or flies off with the camera, it can be equal parts stunning and hilarious.

While we make heavy use of wildlife videography, we've been fortunate enough to never fall victim to any thievery. 


But not everyone is so lucky. 

For example:

This one has been getting around online this week after it was anything but a day in the park when this guy's camera got dropped 60 feet.


This squirrel seems a little less sure of the situation. It's always best to be cautious and size things up first.


We'll give this one bonus points for holding the camera so as to provide a nice point of view.


It's not just squirrels with a taste for videography.

There was the time a seagull flew the coop with the camera, providing the bird's eye view.


Bald eagles also have a knack for video. 


And of course, this collection wouldn't be complete without a video of a raccoon participating in some thievery.

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