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Squirrel attempts, fails, to shimmy up a greased pole

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Satan was cast from heaven for trying to become greater than God. Adam and Eve were exiled from the Garden of Eden after eating the forbidden fruit. Now, this squirrel has separated from his precious bird seed because of greed. Rarely, do we ever get to glimpse the struggle and adversity these monumental falls from grace bring about, but today is the exception.

Fed up with the vermon that had been raiding her bird feeder, this bird watcher developed an ingenious solution to keep him from his prize. Thanks to a generous slathering of some Vaseline on the feeder’s stand, the squirrel is presented with an adversary more obstinate than rabies. 

Now we finally get a chance to imagine what it would be like if squirrels were firefighters. 

H/T Reddit | Photo via jurvetson/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)