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Squirrel Battles Cobra To Protect Her Babies

“I’ve been travelling to the Kgalagadi for many years, and never thought I would ever see something like this, this was truly a once in a lifetime sighting.”

41-year-old safari guide Dave Pusey for wildlife platform Latest Sightings.

The bottom line? Don’t mess with squirrels.

We’re in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and a Cape Cobra is getting too close to a female squirrel’s young. It’s definitely not a fair match up but in the end a strong testimony to what a mother goes through for her babies.

“We couldn’t believe our eyes when this scene unfolded before us, and after initially fearing for the ground squirrel, we were amazed at the bravery and speed of the squirrel and how it was irritating the deadly snake.”

Watch as the incredible sighting unfolds:

“We waited for the fascinating story to end, and, after about half an hour, the snake took refuge in some bushes and eventually found a hole to slither into. The female squirrel then started relaxing and carried on with her business. It’s most likely that the squirrel had youngsters close by and just wanted the cobra to move away from the area.”

41-year-old safari guide Dave Pusey for wildlife platform Latest Sightings.