A failed jump for a squirrel is like a cat enjoying a swim. It’s just not supposed to happen.
This squirrel must have been surprised to encounter a camera-wielding passerby.
At least that’s the excuse I’d use if I were him.
I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt, but c’mon, you’re better than that.
Seriously, squirrels are supposed to be among the most nimble in the woods, but this just drops them deeper into “no-good hunt ruiner” territory.
At least we know they’re tough.