You know how great this is with your avatar?We have a semi-tame squirrel who hangs around our feeders. He will sit at our feet while we refill them. In the winter, he’s at the door every morning waiting for us to bring the peanuts out. We have to stick our foot out the door first, because he’s tried to come in the house a couple times (he knows where the peanuts are kept!).
I was guessing a tourist spot somewhere.I dunno, looks very much like learned behavior to me. Squirrels aren't human prey in most of the civilized world; having seen dogs or whatever beg for a treat and being successful might encourage similar behavior.
In urban areas, the odds of a squirrel dieing from a human-looking human (that is, not a car) are near-zero. Excepting parts of the USA, I can't think of a place where one might casually shoot a squirrel unless really out in the wild.