LIFE

Squirrel Acts As Local County Snowplow For Electric Wires

by Paul Morris
Paul is a proud Southerner who enjoys long walks in the woods, sweet tea, and watching movies. He’s also an expert pastry chef and will share his rhubarb-berry pie recipe with just about anyone who asks. He loves America and playing with animals of all kinds. When he isn't writing about the things he loves most, you can find him in the great outdoors!

Bella Sheri was looking outside her window the day after a particularly heavy snowstorm. The snow had been coming down thick and fast all night long, so the next morning it was quite nice to see her whole backyard covered in the soft and shimmering blanket.

But as she stared out the window, something moving in the corner of her eye caught her attention. It was a small brown-looking thing in the far distance, and it seemed to be having a bit of trouble on the power line. When she saw what it was doing, she rushed to pick up her camera!

It turned out it was a squirrel who would not accept failure as an option. After climbing all the way up the pole, this little guy was met by a huge wall of snow on his usual route across the power line.

Instead of going back down the pole he did something quite intelligent. He used his own body as a snow plow!

This little squirrel is certainly a trailblazer. Now he’ll be able to travel back and forth without having to hop through the snow on the ground. He’s also paved the way for all the squirrels who want to make this same journey.

It really goes to show how intelligent these wild animals really are. While he had to put in some extra effort at the start, he’s going to be much happier in the long run. Thank goodness Bella was there to capture it all on film!

Please SHARE this cute video if you think wild animals are smarter than most people give them credit for!

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