Tuesday, 14 July 2015
Squirrel About To Eat Snake Shows Nature Has Gone Totally Nuts
A photo of a squirrel clutching a snake in its paws -- reportedly just before devouring it -- is taking the Internet by storm, perhaps because most people can’t fathom America’s favorite acorn-eater is capable of such violence.
But, even though squirrels mostly eat plants, they’ll also consume “bird eggs, lizards and snakes” according to West Texas’ Guadalupe Mountains National Park, which featured the photo on the park's Facebook page on July 6. The post states that the photo is “from the vault,” so we’re not sure exactly when it was taken -- or if the snake-eating fluffball is still in the vicinity. The photographer, William Leggett, didn't respond to a request for comment from HuffPost.
What we do know is that the squirrel “devoured most of the snake, bones and all, down to the last two inches,“ according to the Facebook post.