This Squirrel, 'Busy on Laptop,' Is Nuts About Working From Home

Working from home is no longer the domain of humans, it would appear, after a Pittsburgh-based student captured this footage of a squirrel on a miniature laptop.

The video is part of an elaborate project by Lumi Barron, a self-proclaimed squirrel enthusiast and a student at Carnegie Mellon University.

Since beginning the project in February, she has been staging clips of the furry critters participating in human activities such as reading, drinking tea and baking.

Speaking to Storyful, Barron said, “I have been training the squirrels to come to specific locations in my backyard since early February. For the span of this project, I have exhausted an eight-pound bag of squirrel food, two bags of walnuts, 4-5 apples, some carrots here and there (trying to offer healthier options as they are getting chunky), a jar of Jif peanut butter and half a jar of fancy Costco peanut butter (which they like significantly less than the Jif).”

She added, “I have also accumulated a cast of eight ‘repeating visitor’ squirrels and in the last week an additional five squirrels just came out of the nest.” Credit: Lumi Barron via Storyful