Viral tweet shows Grand Canyon visitor giving squirrel water, park discourages encounters


ABC via Paul Camps
ABC via Paul Camps

SAN ANTONIO – A video posted to Twitter showing a visitor giving a squirrel water at the Grand Canyon has gone viral since being posted this morning by ABC News.

The video seems innocent enough and the squirrel certainly seems happy to have all that water, but the National Park Service discourages feeding animals.

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Grand Canyon NPS posted a photo to Twitter Tuesday afternoon reminding visitors to #KeepWildlifeWild.

"Bites and injuries from animals like squirrels and elk occur when these wild animals get used to people food or when they feel like people are getting too close to them or their babies,” the tweet reads in part.

See the tweets below:

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