So, just how intimidating can the cute little ball of fur known as squirrel actually be? And how much of a threat can such a thing pose to a snake?
Well, we’ve now learned the answers to both of these questions and they turn out to be astonishing. As this video clearly demonstrates, a squirrel can be a ferocious predator from which not even a snake is safe.
What we see is a battle between a bull snake, whose main strategy is to pretend to be a rattlesnake. And the serpent is not the predator here. Apparently, the squirrel is not impressed by its faux rattlesnake posture and is going for the kill. As one commenter put it:
There is a difference in calling a bluff and chewing something’s head off. That squirrel was done taking s*** from snakes.
And suddenly, that story about a pack of squirrels killing a wolf doesn’t sound quite as absurd as it did before I saw this.
Here is the video itself:
1. Here is the best frame.
2. This is the initial phase of the battle.
3. And here we have a winner.
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