Xeni Jardin at 6:56 am Mon, Sep 24, 2012
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[Video Link] Please enjoy the aptly-titled video above, "squirrel goes rampage on my kitchen and escapes like a boss." (Thanks, Joe Sabia!)
Ok, I’ll admit it… was expecting a jetpack to fire up after the skwerl leapt out the window – and the Bond theme to kick in.
Oh man I need this remix
And if noone does that one, can I have some
Jakkity Sax ?!
I just love watching the route planning it was doing (while at a mad run!), trying to find a way to get out that window without getting “too close” to the human.
Yeah, try that on Jupiter and see if the square-cube law saves your furry little hinder THEN.
I love how at 21-22 the squirell jus out and begins to flail his tiny limbs. I imagine he’s thinking something that could be roughly translated to ” SHIT. SHIT! NO TREE!”
It looks like he was probably aiming for the clothesline and missed in his panic. I notice he kept running around madly after he landed–I wonder if he was rabid? I would think he’d be looking for cover. I don’t know man. I’m a little creeped out.
The flailing is it spreading out to maximize its surface area, to reduce its terminal velocity. Arboreal animals of that size can survive terminal velocity falls uninjured, as that squirrel did. As for it running around out of cover, that’s just what squirrels do. They avoid predators by escaping, not by hiding.
OMG…I know without a doubt my mom’s three cats would have followed that squirrel right out the window without a moment’s hesitation. Glad she lives in a single-story home.
Translated from squirrelese:
“OHGODOHGODOHGODOHGOD-HAH!UP, UP AND AWA-OHFUUUUUUCK!!!”
This surprises me not one bit. I had a squirrel performing its own parkour routine on my front door a year ago. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxG-CyDNXis
The squirrel is a boss, no doubt. But it was the wonderfully awed voice narrating the events that had me totally charmed.
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