A disturbing new viral video shows a man kicking a squirrel off of the Grand Canyon, and after being posted online, people have expressed their outrage.
In the clip, two men can be seen on the edge of the Grand Canyon moving around their belongings when a squirrel suddenly runs towards them. One man proceeds to quietly slip his shoe on, get behind the squirrel, and kick it into the air and off the canyon.
There seems to be no explanation for this cruel and random act, but the man who filmed it explained that he was just a witness and that it all happened really fast.
“I was at the grand canyon. I was only a witness,” wrote the man in the video’s description on YouTube. “I did not realize what was happening until it was too late. I do not know who they are. All I know is that they were french [sic]. They booked it out of there before I could comprehend the situation.”
While many seem to think that the squirrel likely died from being kicked off the canyon, some users on Reddit tried to explain why that probably didn’t happen.
“The squirrel survived thankfully,” wrote one user. “Small creatures like that cannot fall fast enough to be killed from impact. Still a dick move though!”
“Some mammals like cats and squirrels have non-lethal terminal velocities,” another user explained. “They can generally fall from any height and survive.”
The status of the squirrel is not known, but either way, the video is still disturbing. Check it out below.