A group of researchers were filming wildlife earlier this month on Round Island, Alaska, when one of them noticed a fox approaching.
"So I stupidly put my gopro on the ground in hopes of getting a close-up," the camera owner Jonathan VanBallenberghe wrote on YouTube.
He certainly got his close-up, plus a look inside the fox's mouth when the animal — who clearly wanted a snack more than a selfie — started eating the camera.
After the fox finally realized the camera wasn't as tasty as it looked, it abandoned it in the tall grass. "I thought I'd never see my camera again," VanBallenberghe said, but a few minutes later he found the mangled device.
The camera was damaged, but should be fully functional once the lens is replaced. "I'm glad the fox itself didn't get hurt or swallow anything that could have harmed it," the camera owner added.