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Sweet Moment Captured Curious Squirrel Stops to Smell a Flower

Dick van Duijn

According to Fox News, Netherlands-based nature photographer Dick van Duijn, 34, recently snapped several pictures of the animals frolicking amid flowers in Vienna, Austria.

“These funny, curious and acrobatic ground squirrels have been on my photography bucket list for a long time,” he wrote in a June 7 Instagram post.

Dick van Duijn, 34, from the Netherlands, told SWNS he spent two hours and took roughly 200 photos in order to capture the moment.

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Last week I went to Austria for a few days to photograph "ziesels". These funny, curious and acrobatic ground squirrels have been on my photography bucket list for a long time. #squirrel #nuts_about_squirrels #animalelite #splendid_animals #shots_of_animals #animals_captures #all_animals_addiction #marvelouz_animals #nature #natures #naturelovers #nature_sultans #bns_nature #nature_perfection #nature_good #nature_brilliance #9vaga_naturemiracles9 #wildlife #wildlifephotography #wildlifeonearth #wildlifeplanet #wildlife_inspired #featured_wildlife #wildgeography #wildplanet #ourplanetdaily #earthpix #earthcapture #ig_fotografdiyari @bbcearth @wildlife.hd @discovery @natgeoyourshot @nikonnl

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In the photos, the squirrel reaches for a yellow daisy, touching the flower to its face. Its eyes closed as it seemingly inhales the floral scent. Moments later, the rodent leaned in for a tasty bite, said the photographer.

“This curious ground squirrel started smelling and tasting the flower,” the photographer recalled. “I was really happy after capturing a photo like this.”

“I went to Austria especially to photograph the ground squirrels,” he added. “It was great to witness this, and very satisfying.”