They say that one of man’s oldest preoccupations is finding the most beautiful places on Earth…and killing stuff there. There’s something primitive in the depths of the mind, something that drives us in a moment’s impetus to affect, to penetrate the world with our desire to act upon it. And also, evidently, to kick squirrels into the Grand Canyon.
Huffington Post reports this pair of douches magnifiques, two reportedly French-speaking individuals, began their American holiday as all Frenchmen likely do — lounging around in their boxer shorts and cowboy hats on the edge of the Grand Canyon while filming each other with a 1953 vintage 8 mm camera. Standard protocol.
Less so what followed. In a longer version of this video originally posted on YouTube, the two are seen first enticing and them herding one apparently people-friendly squirrel to the edge of the 6,000-foot cliff. The video, which has since been taken down, shows one of them kicking the squirrel off the edge of the cliff like the proverbial futbol.
His physical reaction afterward speaks volumes of the thought likely trilling giddily through his mind. “My goodness! I can barely believe that squirrel flew off the cliff after I kicked it off the cliff.”
Mankind at his finest, folks.
AZCentral says it’s investigating the video, but doubts that it will be able to identify the men. And it’s not clear whether or not they’d face charges of any kind if they were identified. Odds are pretty good they’re Canadian, though, strictly on the basis that no one from France would be caught dead in a cowboy hat.
Maybe we should talk about that border fence after all.
Here’s the video from LiveLeak.
H/T: Huffington Post