And then – get this – THEN they accidentally posted a picture of it online. And then some people spotted it and called a spade a spade squirrel a squirrel. Hey everybody! Look! It's a squirrel on Mars!

The proof, via UFO Sightings Daily:

Or maybe, just maybe, it's a rock. And a case of pareidolia.

Nah, scratch that. Definitely a space squirrel.