ADDS THAT THE SQUIRREL CAME BACK OUT -In this photo made Saturday April, 26, 2014, and provided by Brian Genest, a squirrel clings to the back of Brian Genest at John Chestnut Park near Tampa, Fla. Genest, 17, of Auburn, Maine, said the flash and noises from his camera phone scared the animal, which climbed under the teen's shirt and hung onto his back before scampering back out. "He was just in that spot where my arm can't reach him," Genest said. "I threw myself on the ground and that scared him off." (AP Photo/Paula Wright)
In this photo made Saturday April, 26, 2014, and provided by Brian Genest, a squirrel clings to the back of Brian Genest at John Chestnut Park near Tampa, Fla.
Paula Wright/AP

Honestly, you people cannot be serious.

First, we tell you to stop taking selfies.

Two days later, we showed you the dark extremes the world of selfies can take you to: a $15,000 plastic surgery bill just so your next profile picture or Instagram shot will look slightly better.

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But apparently our efforts were unsuccessful, because now we have this: a Maine teenager visiting colleges in Florida tried to take a selfie with a seemingly-friendly squirrel and, in the least surprising turn of events ever, the squirrel attacked him when the flash went off.

In this photo made Saturday April, 26, 2014, and provided by Brian Genest, a squirrel approaches Brian Genest as he takes a photo of himself at John Chestnut Park near Tampa, Florida.
Brian Genest/AP

The Associated Press reported that after 17-year-old Brian Genest took the picture, the squirrel scrambled underneath his shirt and clung to his back. It’s hard to say whether the animal was simply scared or actually trying to punish Genest for taking pictures of himself, but the best part is that the teen’s mother caught the attack on camera and it is delicious.

It’s okay to laugh because Genest’s mother, Paula Wright, said neither man nor beast was injured in the incident. But as you enjoy the humor of all this, maybe take a lesson from the past week: selfies can get you killed, can put you thousands of dollars in the hole, and even get you into a situation where the only logical next step is a rabies shot. So save yourself the trouble and just don’t take them.