If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Squirrel Statue locations: Where to find every Squirrel Statue

A step by step guide to completing one of the fiddlier achievements in Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 image showing Arthur Morgan riding a horse with an ally while staring towards the camera. He is holding a revolver.
Image credit: Rockstar Games

Want to know where to find every Squirrel Statue in Red Dead Redemption 2? Red Dead Redemption 2 has plenty of activities to engage with outside of following the main story chapters. It's Art is an achievement/trophy that marks one such side activity, and it's a weird one that tasks you with hunting down a moving squirrel statue. However, you'll also need to complete a few other steps to unlock It's Art, making this a particularly tricky achievement/trophy to earn.

In this guide, we'll explain every step that you must complete to earn the It's Art achievement/trophy, including the fixed Squirrel Statue locations that pop up throughout the quest.

Cover image for YouTube videoRed Dead Redemption 2 PC Review | RDR2 PC Is Mostly Good, Some Bad, Never Ugly

How to complete the It's Art trophy/achievement

  1. Your first task is to complete a total of five Hunting Requests.
  2. To pick up a Hunting Request, interact with the appropriate poster in one of the post offices of a main town.
  3. As you complete one Hunting Request and hand it in, you'll receive another.
  4. To make life a little bit easier, it's recommended that you first of all craft the Legendary Buck Trinket which increases the chance of harvesting the pelt that you need in each hunt.
  5. After you've completed five Hunting Requests, you'll receive a request from Ms Hobbs.
  6. Speak to her and she'll give you something called a Squirrel Statue.
  7. Place the Squirrel Statue above the fireplace in Beecher's Hope.
  8. When 24 hours of in-game time have passed, you'll notice that the squirrel has vanished.
  9. Your task now is to track down the missing statue somewhere on the ranch, and place it back above the fire.
  10. Once you've repeated this process a total of five times, it will appear at the very top of Mount Shann.
  11. Travel there, collect the Squirrel Statue from the mountaintop and you'll automatically unlock It's Art!
Cover image for YouTube videoRed Dead Redemption 2 - It's Art Trophy / Achievement Guide (Squirrel Statue Locations)

This one gave us quite a headache to solve, but we were helped a great deal by making use of the video we've posted above. If you're struggling to work through the instructions, watch the whole thing as it explains things very clearly.

That wraps up our guide on how to unlock It's Art in Red Dead Redemption 2. If you want to 100% the game, make sure to also earn the Paying Respects achievement/trophy by following our Red Dead Redemption 2 grave locations guide. You should also focus on completing all challenges in Red Dead Redemption 2. If you want to be the height of fashion while completing the game, check out our Red Dead Redemption 2 hat locations and Red Dead Redemption 2 mask locations guides. If you need money to buy goods or new clothes, take a look at our guide on where to play Blackjack in Red Dead Redemption 2. If you just want to see more oddities, learn where to find the vampire in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Rock Paper Shotgun is the home of PC gaming

Sign in and join us on our journey to discover strange and compelling PC games.

In this article

Red Dead Redemption 2

PS4, Xbox One, PC

Related topics
About the Author
John Bedford avatar

John Bedford


John is Metabomb's Editor in Chief and looks after the day to day running of the site when he's not writing about Hearthstone.