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This is the hilarious moment a mischievous marmot had a taste of life on the other side of the lens. Tired of being photographed, the cute creature - popular with tourists - took the opportunity to take some pictures itself after spotting an unattended camera. Snapper, Stefan Meyers, was taking photographs of the alpine marmots in Grossglockner Austrias highest mountain - when the bizarre scene unfolded. The 67-year-old from Germany watched on helplessly as the notoriously shy creature approached his camera, stood on its hind legs and looked carefully through the lens. Stefan quickly grabbed his friend's equipment to capture the moment and was shocked further still as other marmots later joined in the fun (Caters)

Best Animal Pictures Of 2012

1 January 1970

From a cheeky sloth gatecrashing a holiday snap to a harmless gannet that transformed itself into a Great White, here is a collection of the most memorable animal pictures of the year.

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