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A Couple Had Their Engagement Shoot Photobombed By An Incredulous Squirrel

According to Canadian law, they must now marry the squirrel.

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The Edmonton couple headed out with their photographer last Saturday to Banff National Park in Alberta, aiming to hike to Helen Lake.

"We started to get all set up and we noticed at least two of these squirrels running around," said Flanagan.

Ground squirrels are a pretty common sight in the Rockies and one in particular kept coming closer to the couple.

And that's when magic happened.


The best part might be its expression — like he's confused as to why a camera is interrupting his snack.

"He was a very expressive little squirrel," said Flanagan. "We just couldn’t stop laughing."

"Between that and the squirrel, I don’t think I could have had a more entertaining photo shoot day," she said.


The photo is also providing endless amusement for friends and family. Flanagan and her fiancé actually have squirrels in their attic at home, so they just can't get away from the critters.

"We just have to accept it," said Flanagan, laughing.