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Fearless squirrel makes spectacular entrance at Phillies game

Well, that's one way to spice up a game.


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Posted on Jun 21, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 12:55 pm CDT

Our new baseball hero has four legs and a fluffy grey tail.

During a Philadelphia Phillies/St. Louis Cardinals game on Friday, a squirrel managed to climb its way up the protective net around the players. For a few seconds, the crowd was transfixed as the squirrel clambered overhead, before it made a death-defying leap down to ground level.

Here’s the squirrel from another angle:

Don’t worry, our furry friend survived to tell the tale. While you can’t really see it resurface in this video, the live TV coverage reported it jumping into the Phillies dugout. The players scattered and the squirrel ran away behind some camera equipment, content with its impressive 15 seconds of fame.

Photo via William N. Beckon/Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0)

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*First Published: Jun 21, 2015, 11:15 am CDT