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Grand Canyon officials share important reminder after squirrel video goes viral

Officials from the Grand Canyon National Park are urging the public not to feed wildlife after a video of a visitor giving water to a squirrel went viral.

You've probably seen it by now. A viral video of a visitor giving a drink of water to a squirrel at the Grand Canyon.

While the video may appear cute and heartwarming, officials from the Grand Canyon National Park have a message to everyone who watches the clip: resist the urge to feed wild animals.

"It can be hard to resist helping what seems to be a helpless woodland creature, but remember that they can always find their own water and food -- they're wild," a Facebook post read from the park read.

The reminder is an effort to limit the unnecessary interactions between people and wildlife.

"Please practice being safe and keep our wildlife wild. Bites and injuries from animals like squirrels and elk occur when these wild animals get used to people food and develop aggressive behaviors," reads the post.

Here's the full post on Facebook.