A Baby Squirrel Can't Jump a Wall, But Human Intervention Helps

A big squirrel jumps a wall. A baby squirrel can't do the same. The big squirrel tries to teach the baby squirrel how to do it right. But the baby squirrel is just too small. Humans lend a helping hand without meddling with the natural order of things too much. We all triumph. The following video is a little on the long side (four minutes sans credits), but there's something sweet about the purity of it all. Watch:

Hope nobody got rabies.

[Thanks to Superbadfriend for sending me this.]


  1. Awwwwww, that made me so happy.

    Thank you for posting. The mommy in me was really rooting for the effort the big squirrel was putting into the education of baby squirrel. And of course I was totally pulling for the baby squirrel to keep up.

    Isn't it cool to observe how much real communication these little creatures engage in? We totally take their intelligence for granted.

    Great video. Loved it.

  2. Anonymous12/25/2009

    Awwwww what a lovely video! Go squirrel!