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Woman calls police to break-up fight between squirrel and snake on her patio

By Mason White 11:28 AM June 27, 2013
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By: Sarah Weiss
(Scroll down for video) A woman called emergency workers after a squirrel and snake were fighting on her patio.

Police and firefighters are usually called for all kind of emergencies.

Many times, it involves two people fighting in a domestic fight or a street fight, but this time, it was a dispute between two creatures that kept emergency worker busy. The woman of Gold Canyon, Arizona, called police and told the operator that there was brawl on her back patio.

She asked that the dispatcher send help to save the gopher snake that was being bitten by a street squirrel. By the time the firefighters arrived, the two creatures had been going at each other for a half hour. The squirrel took every opportunity to gnaw on the snake’s body.

The snake was tangled around the arm of the chair, but it did managed to get in a couple of strikes hitting the squirrel. Firefighter Ryan Philips, recorded the video before stepping in to break up the fight and rescue the snake. The snake had a few nicks when it was released back into the desert.

Firefighters said it looked like the snake will be just fine. “Typically, the squirrel is food for the snake, so it was kind of interesting to see the tables turned a little bit,” Firefighter Ryan Philips said.

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