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Published:July 11th, 2015 10:07 EST

Viral Photo: Adorable Squirrel Devours Evil Snake

By Robert Paul Reyes

#didyouknow: Rock squirrels eat mostly plant material, fruits and nuts, but don`t let their humble appearance fool you. They will also eat bird eggs, lizards and snakes. This photo is from Guadalupe Mountains National Park`s vault and was captured by Park Ranger W. Leggett. Ranger Leggett heard a racket outside the Frijole Ranch and then recorded the entire epic battle. The squirrel devoured most of the snake, bones and all, down to the last two inches. National Park Service photo.


UD Dept. of Interior

Squirrels are adorable creatures; they look so vulnerable when they stand on their hind legs with their front paws tucked towards their chest.

I imagine they spend all their time running away from cats and dogs, nibbling on nuts, and looking adorable.

But looks can be deceiving; who knew a squirrel would engage in an epic battle with an evil snake and emerge victorious?

Here`s the photographic evidence:

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