In this video from Animal Planet, a mother squirrel is caught in a battle with a snake as her young babies stand off in the brush. While you may think you know how this battle will end, the video proves that you can’t judge a book by its cover. Seeing this snake in action in the wild reminds us of the size of prey that they are able to attack. In the video it’s a squirrel, but there are times when a mouse or rat makes the perfect feeder rodent for your snake.
We bet the next time you pass a squirrel on the sidewalk you might think twice after seeing this video.
This feisty squirrel is an inspiration to underdogs across the globe. It's also truly a testament to the powerful instincts of motherhood. This brave mother squirrel doesn't hesitate to defend her young.
The narrator in the video compares this fight to David and Goliath, a logical analogy. But even that story ends with a clear winner. After these two battle it out, both have their share fair of damage.
The announcer also contends that the resulting prey versus predator stalemate would leave Darwin himself in shock. On the contrary, we like to think Charles would be proud of the squirrels adaptability. As a matter of fact, if you asked the squirrel, she'd probably tell you it was a textbook example of survival of the fittest.
We do not suggest trying to feed your snakes squirrels at home! Instead, serve them a delicious meal of frozen rats or frozen mice.