Gray Squirrels are one of the most photogenic and "up in your face" mammals I've encountered in Virginia.
They're so. . . squirrely.
Seriously, these squirrels get right up in both mine and my camera traps' face. Just this past week, I was hunting with a friend when a squirrel came by. At first, it made leaves rustle like a 200lb white-tail, only for me to turn my head and see a small, furry bodied rodent pouncing around in the leaf litter. The squirrel came closer and closer. My friend said "Here it comes. . . " and I bombarded him with whispers of "shut up, let's see how close it gets before it realizes. . .keep quiet".
The squirrel ended up not even 2 feet away from me. Literally it was right there, face to face with two camouflaged humans and it didn't even realize it. Eventually, I blinked and the squirrel darted away. They're curious little mammals and will love any kind of well intentioned attention.
They also get right up into the eyeballs of trail cameras. They know something is "human" about it, but seem to have to go right up to it anyway.