When you think of inner-city games you probably imagine street hockey or city runs, but how about two squirrels grappling for supremacy on a tree trunk?
That’s what happened in Brooklyn, New York City when two of the furry rodents were filmed desperately clambering up a tree, falling off, grappling and then going again.
A compelling watch.
The video received thousands of interactions from fascinated viewers on social media, gripped as they were by nature’s contest.
Unprecedented levels of aggression must have some serious nuts up there
— Brainmender (@Brainmender) December 15, 2018
Some speculated that the two could be in a lovers’ quarrel.
ARE THEY SEXING OR FIGHTING
— dream ghoul (@TheDreamGhoul) December 15, 2018
must be married
— The Cowboy Confucius (@YouCanQouteMe) December 16, 2018
Any chance, this is some kind of mating ritual,as they race up to bed? I don't want to be reincarnated as a squirrel.
— AJ Carrington (@ajcarrington5) December 15, 2018
"Marriage of Kellyanne and George Conway," choreographed by Lin-Manuel Miranda and performed by Two Squirrels.
— Freddie Johnson (@Freddie24495909) December 15, 2018
Many users were amazed at the squirrels’ ability to fall without pain.
You see certain things & wonder at human limitations & inadequacy👀. How can a creature fall from that height, land with a thud, engage in a ferocious battle & still has the stamina to race up a tree with such dexterity? Next life, I'm coming back as a grey squirrel!What a life🐿
— S a m i r a E d i🦄🖊🗒 (@SamiraEdi) December 15, 2018
Me the first time they fell pic.twitter.com/7hlyuh4ImR
— Charlie Kirk's Christmas Themed Diaper (@PerMyLastEmail4) December 15, 2018
Yeah I was like so afraid they would fall and get hurt and they were like “falling does not phase us”. I’m slightly confused by it tbh.
— Wesley Choate (@topspinlob77) December 15, 2018
People were seriously stressed.
I need a cigarette
— 🌈 lisa_oms 🌊 (@lisa_oms) December 15, 2018
I'm exhausted now.
— Glenn Raucher🔎 (@glennrwordman) December 15, 2018
I swear watching squirrels fight each other
— Emanuel Turner (@mannycool0471) December 15, 2018
If anyone ever finds out who won, there are thousands of people who are keen to know the result.