Despite the homely look which I'd associate with some part within the laurentian hills, I do assume that considering your name the assumed point of origin for the image is Europe !
Nice to feel at home !
Recently I personally tried uncovering more dramatic scenery within the laurentians by travelling north of the Town of "Rivière a Pierre" in Quebec after a brief glimpse of the relevent Google map images. I did fall on scenery a little starker than rolling hills in the hamlet of Falrie north of Lynton. The stark rock faces were remenecent of what is to uncover where there are true mountains abeit with much attenuation. I investigated the immediate area by day and stayed in a rail-side cabin for several nights at the Jacques Cartier stop the station dating back to the period of initial colonisation of the area. Apart from the late night passing train which initially generated some apprehension considering the proximity of the train, late at night a loud banging noise on the metal chiminey initially caused much fear and anxiety . Once I uncovered the culprit I shrugged off the fear considering the critter (a relative of which is pictured in some images in my profile...) which in his daring attempts just needed to state claim to what it considers as its home...Although one intriguing mystery remained with the place; the nearly imperceptible but constant humming noise which seems to originate from the hill across the river...
I guess your statement implies that you are in the impossibility to view the images in my profile... To give further precisions on the critter which seems to demonstrate so much determination ; despite being a rodent it isn't a mouse nor a rat ! And forget about ground hogs which tend to be much more cautious by nature . This leaves us a small potential number of candidates the boldest of which is the candidate in question which despite acting like a huge beast is a small somewhat fluffy fellow with much stamina which most probably enjoys scaring the wits out of others once in the dark !
Forget the big squirrels !
To get back to the humming; I forgot to mention that there is an antenna on a hill in close proximity to where I was which works with the power from a generator... I guess we might as well forget the obscure stories of large subterranian machinery using technology beyond our scope ! Mind you some people from France I had known in the early 1980's had indicated such nonsense which just left me laughing !
This is all very intriguing and leads me to let my imagination run rife. I envision a giant guinea pig, otherwise known as the capybara. Perhaps they have migrated this far North, interbred with the smaller of the species, thus creating a super-race that may one day (or dark night) emerge into the streets of New York and cause riot. Though, personally, I think they are quite cute. Hmm, I used have guinea pigs as pets. Oh boy...