Squirrel Squares Up With Gopher Snake In Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Squirrel fights snake

Welp, never thought I’d see this play out, but here we are…

While squirrels are some of the more fascinating creatures out there, they don’t have a reputation of being one of the tough, but that belief may need to be changed after watching this scene from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum unfold.

While walking along the trail that runs through the 98 acre zoo located just west of Tucson, visitors noticed a squirrel locked into a battle with what appeared to be a rattlesnake, although I believe it’s actually a gopher snake, which is non-venomous and kills prey by way of constriction.

The battle seemed pretty evenly matched, the snake being unable to bite its bushy tailed foe while the squirrel really didn’t seem to know how to mount a real attack, sometimes trying to bite the body, but never fully locking its teeth in.

This went on for minutes, the squirrel occasionally pulling back to the nearby rocks to regroup before going back in.

While we can’t know for sure, if I had to guess the squirrel’s children must have been in the area and the parent was defending the offspring with everything they had.

In the end, the squirrel ran off, perhaps hoping that it had annoyed the snake enough that it would leave its family alone.

Just another day of being sucked in by the always incredible outside world.

Nebraska Dad Builds Incredible Squirrel Obstacle Course In His Backyard

The pandemic of a few years ago brought on a lot of free time for a number of people.

With the extra time home, a dad in Nebraska decided to put his efforts behind something a little different…a squirrel obstacle course right in his backyard, around his patio.

Rebecca Barker gave some more details:

“During the COVID shut down, my husband starting feeding the squirrels and got the idea to make it a little more difficult for them to get the food, by creating an obstacle course.”

Squirrels are pretty cool, I get it.

She continued:

“It grew from a couple of poles with a rope strung between them to various orbs, planks, and ladders they have to navigate through to get to peanuts and other seeds. The final component was the jar feeder we named, The Crystal Palace.

The bucket in the center has peanuts in the shell. There’s a mesh bag with a ‘nut ball’ suspended and a tray with a mix of nuts especially mixed for squirrels.

In addition, a chair with an ear of corn and a bungee cord with corn on it. There’s also a small watering hole connected to the railing. These squirrels have entertained us for the past 9 months learning how to get through or jump over the obstacles, through trial and error. Some of our favorite moments are watching them fall and get right back up again.

This video shows a couple of squirrels on the course, which is unusual since they are quite territorial and chase other squirrels away.”

Check it out.

Those thicc Iowa squirrels wouldn’t stand a chance.

Squirrel Water Skiing To “Chattahoochee”

You deserve to be entertained.

That’s why we’re here (haven’t followed us on TikTok yet? You’re seriously missing out).

To put it bluntly, if a squirrel water skiing to “Chattahoochee” doesn’t cheer you up, there’s no hope. None…

I might be biased, but this is quite possibly the greatest video of all time.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock