You Tube user TheOpenLens captured some great footage of an up close and personal encounter with a fox. The incident was a little too interactive, however, because the fox more or less ate the camera.

TheOpenLens explained, “I went to Round Island, Alaska, to film wildlife with the University of Alaska Anchorage. My friends were photographing and filming sea lions when I spotted this fox come along. So I stupidly put my GoPro on the ground in hopes of getting a close-up. When the fox ran off, I thought I’d never see my camera again. For about eight minutes we looked for it, then there it was! It turns on and records, but the lens is messed up and I’ll need to have it repaired. I’m glad the fox itself didn’t get hurt or swallow anything that could have harmed it.”

TheOpenLens added that five of his friends were also present during the encounter. All those people, and the fox still out foxed them.