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Video: Cape Cobra vs. Ground Squirrel

We were camping at the Nossob Campground in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park when a dangerous visitor appeared: a large Cape Cobra. It hunted around the Cape Ground Squirrel burrows just yards from our tent until a Ground Squirrel showed up to confront it.

The snake struck and missed but the squirrel didn’t back down. Watch the video to find out who was the unexpected winner of this confrontation!

The moral of the story: never approach venomous snakes, especially in a speedo.

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Hal Brindley

Brindley is an American conservation biologist, wildlife photographer, filmmaker, writer, and illustrator living in Asheville, NC. He studied black-footed cats in Namibia for his master’s research, has traveled to all seven continents, and loves native plant gardening. See more of his work at Travel for Wildlife, Truly Wild, Our Wild Yard, & Naturalist Studio.