Squirrel Teases Coyote

These two saw each other, one from high in a tree and the other from on the ground. I would have thought that the squirrel would have remained high and safe in the tree. But no. It descended half-way down, head first, holding on tightly with its sharp claws, scolding the coyote loudly, and flailing it’s tail with equal intensity. The squirrel then came all the way down to the coyote’s level, allowing the coyote to come close enough to almost make it a hunt instead of a game. The teasing went on for four full minutes!  Finally the squirrel came down no more but remained high in the tree, and the coyote, knowing its chances for catching the squirrel were nil, lost interest and wandered off.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. webmaster
    Oct 22, 2010 @ 03:29:49

    Oh this is marvellous! I wonder if the squirrel thought it was driving off the coyote?


    • yipps
      Oct 22, 2010 @ 04:08:38

      Maybe. Or maybe the squirrel was diverting the coyote away from a nearby secret cache of hidden winter food?

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