The relationship between predators and their prey is a natural part of life on Earth. The food chain may seem cruel as it favors those at the top, but you can’t blame predators for following their instincts.

On that same token, though, you can’t blame animals that are lower on the food chain for giving in to their instinct to survive. It may be natural for them to become another creature’s meal, but they don’t have to accept it!

Take this seemingly helpless squirrel, for example. He was about to be gobbled up a hungry hawk, but he had some unexpected tricks up his sleeve!

This hawk was perched upon his nest in a tree, scoping out the area for prey. Hawks are natural predators that are at the top of the food chain, of course, so it’s no surprise he had an eye for detecting scurrying animals that he could turn into his next meal.


Naturally, it didn’t take long for the hawk to decide that it was time to switch positions. Maybe he thought that he saw something out of the corner of his eye, perhaps? He flew up to another branch to have a better vantage point.


That’s when he finally spotted what he was searching for! At that point, it still wasn’t entirely clear what it was that he was eyeing for a tasty treat, but the poor animal must have looked pretty good to this hungry hawk! Yet this was no ordinary prey…


The hawk flapped his powerful wings and seemed to have a problem plucking his prey among the nettles. What exactly was he hunting? And why was it proving to be such a struggle? That’s when the prey in question made a move that was so bold, you’ll have to see it to believe it.

Soon, the hawk would learn that not all prey is created equal, as the seemingly cute and innocent creature who he tried attacking would show off some seriously impressive skills. You’re not going to want to miss this!

That was no ordinary squirrel! That nimble little creature right there was a ninja! With moves like that, you have to wonder if  there’s a secret clan of rodents training out in the woods somewhere, studying the ancient ways of the ninja!


Forget about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, because it’s all about the Adolescent Mutated Ninja Squirrel! Hopefully we have decades worth of comic books, cartoons, video games, and movies to look forward to about this little guy!

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