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Touched by the sacred mother’s love, the mother squirrel fights with the poisonous cobra alone for the safety of her children


A mother African squirrel who fought off a large, ᴅᴀɴɢᴇʀᴏᴜs cobra to save her young in a viral video displayed incredible bravery. A Cape cobra in Sᴏᴜᴛʜ Aғʀɪᴄᴀ’s Kruger National Park lunges at a much smaller Cape ground squirrel in the two-minute film, forcing the latter to retreat a short distance.

The small rodent strangely decided to wrestle with the big yellow snake instead of ducking its head and fleeing, which made one of the videographers comment that he wouldn’t win against this. The courageous squirrel swiftly parried the snake’s blows intended to disgrace him. Even though she was biting off her own tail, the brave animal appeared to utilize it like a matador’s cape to ward off the cobra.


According to safari guide Dave Pusey, 41, who was filming the drama as it happened in front of them, they were unable to believe what they were watching. Initially concerned for the ground squirrel, they were sʜᴏᴄᴋed by its audacity, speed, and capacity to ғʀɪɢʜᴛᴇɴ the ᴅᴇᴀᴅly snake.

The snake gradually took sanctuary among nearby plants and eventually discovered a hole to slide into after around 30 minutes of the squirrel’s counterᴀᴛᴛᴀᴄᴋ, claims the wildlife expert. But this gallant nut-muncher wasn’t ғɪɢʜᴛing for amusement. Pusey claimed that the female squirrel wanted the cobra to leave since she was nearby raising her young.


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