Sometimes I have to comb through the recesses of YouTube to find junked videos and forgotten footage that is just amazing. Sometimes it comes to me. I am the YouTube Treasure Hunter. Every week I brave spider videos, footage of tornadoes and the occasional inexplicable zit-popping upload to find some of the rarest jewels YouTube has to offer.
Oh, there’s gold in them thar hills, but sometimes you just have to wade through a ton of crap to get to it.
This week’s treasure? A remixed video of a squirrel humping a GoPro. Shot by Delicious Fishes, this video, which might be real but also might be fake, features a GoPro set up to innocently capture footage of a squirrel enjoying a bounty of free nuts. But as the top comment on the video reads: “You gave him some nuts now he’s giving you some.” Though this remix is technically the better video — the original has been removed — with music and tighter edits, it only has 253 views. The original had over 800,000. So does that answer the question of whether people like authenticity over slick postproduction? You decide. All I know is, this video is buried YouTube treasure and that makes it fit for your eyes!
Stay tuned for next Sunday, treasure hunters! I’ve got something that really crackles! No, it isn’t a candy bar … you’ll just have to tune in.