This video has gone viral as it shows a mother squirrel rescuing her young newborn after it fell out of the nest.
It isn’t clear how the baby squirrel fell out of the tree, but it clear that this squirrel mom has a great multitasking ability. Holding a baby and climbing a tree at the same time? Only a mother could do that.
Usually when you see a situation of a “baby falling out of a nest,” it’s a bird that was pushed out of the nest a little too early. Mother birds usually do that to test out the youngling’s flying skills, and sometimes it unfortunately ends with the babies not surviving the fall.
So as to why this baby squirrel had fallen from the height of the nest, the mother shouldn’t have pushed it out to see if it could fly, unless it was a flying squirrel…
Doesn’t look to me like it is, but I could be wrong.
The footage begins with the young baby curled up in the mulch near a tree. This little thing looks “fresh” if you know what I’m saying, and you can tell that mother squirrel is sort of freaking out about the whole thing as it rushes to help.
Once the squirrel gets down to its offspring, it spends a good amount of time safely situating it so that it can be carried back up to the nest.
It appears that the squirrel eventually picks the baby up by the “extra skin” on its back (similar to how a cat does with kittens) and then rushes back over to the tree to start the journey back up.
Watching the squirrel manage to carry its baby in its mouth safely while also quickly climbing back up the tree is pretty impressive.
You have to feel bad for this guy now that his entire company knows he screams like a group of teenage girls spooked at a backyard campout by one of their dads, but since there was a bat just sitting there waiting to go, you have to think this isn’t the first time a creature got loose in his office.
But why are there creatures breaking into his office? Does he not have screens in the windows? Is there a hole in the wall?
You’re a GROWN MAN. I’m not saying you can’t let a little scream out, but come on dude, you cannot be carrying on like that, it’s embarrassing.
Why is there a camera in the corner of the room? Was this a set up? A ploy? Revenge by his teenage daughter for scaring her and her friends while having a backyard campout?
Who knows the answer to all of that, but I do know one thing… this is absolutely HILARIOUS.
In fact, I’ve never heard of anything happening like this. Which kind of comes as a surprise given the fact that deer will always try to eat bird feed, a snack that squirrels tend to love so much.
A deer on average weighs around 100-pounds while your average squirrel is well under a pound. A deer should be able to have their way with any squirrel that approaches, even an extra big one.
That being said, an aggressive squirrel is a rarity, and I’m sure this deer was pretty spooked.
This deer is seen in your average backyard feeding on some bird seed. Not a bad deal for the deer, an easy and nutritious meal.
The only issue is a little bit of healthy competition. The squirrels have her surrounded and want their way with the food too.
The deer wants to share the food in peace, but one squirrel isn’t having it.
As it creeps in close to the deer, the squirrel goes full attack mode jumping straight onto the deer’s head. The deer thrashes and jumps high into the air sending the squirrel flying too. The deer makes its way back into the woods away from the crazy squirrel and the squirrel gets what it wants.
Talk about a wild fighter for being so small.
It has to be high up on the pound-for-pound rankings…