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Tree-jumping squirrel wins crowd's approval at Norway cycling race

By Ben Hooper

Sept. 21 (UPI) -- A squirrel stole the show at a cycling race in Norway when its tree-jumping antics caught the attention of spectators on the ground.

A video posted to YouTube by user Thiione shows a squirrel jumping from tree branch to tree branch over the Bergen road where the UCI Road World Championship's individual time trials for men were taking place Wednesday.

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The crowd can be heard cheering for the squirrel as it makes its way across the tree tops, coordinating a call of "ooh" as the squirrel prepares to jump and cheers when the rodent successfully leaps.

The uploader said the squirrel kept the crowd "amused and enthusiastic" during the event.

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