A squirrel – cobra standoff in the Kgalagadi

Posted by Anita Froneman on 23 March 2022

A very brave squirrel approached a Cape cobra in the Kgalagadi, and a dramatic standoff ensued. Chris Burczak came across this unusual sighting at Nossob campsite on 6 March.

At first, the two just eyed each other suspiciously. Then, the squirrel got a bit too close for comfort and the cobra struck at it a few times, but the squirrel was too fast.

‘Eventually, the squirrel lost interest and both went their separate ways,’ Chris said.

Take a look:






Pictures: Chris Burczak


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