Squirrel Driving A Car

Squirrel Driving A Car

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The recent one, which quickly went viral after it was posted on Facebook, shows the little grey cheekily "driving" a car as it poses in the front seat holding the steering wheel. In another.

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The reason why squirrels run in front of cars is that it is one of their survival tactics. They think that a car or any other vehicle is a predator. Squirrels view your car, motorcycle, or bicycle as a predator trying to catch them so they try to escape as a survival tactic. No predator can run as fast as a car that runs at a maximum speed. However, squirrels have no idea about this since they only use their instincts.

Squirrels will stop and freeze instinctively when a predator approaches them or if there are any predators nearby. If the predator sees the squirrel then the squirrel will quickly run away at the last minute in a different direction. This gives the squirrel time to run away. This kind of survival tactic works well with predators but not in cars. By the time a squirrel thinks to run away the car would have caught up to it and killed it.

This kind of thing happened because squirrels have no idea what cars are since they have not adapted yet to living with humans. The direction squirrels choose to run is a result of evolution. To evade the predator, squirrels usually run 90 degrees opposite to the direction that the predators are going.

If your car is coming toward the squirrel, it will cross the road in front of the car. This is the reason why squirrels get bumped by a car or other vehicles. Squirrels on the road can cause some serious accidents. Sometimes, if the squirrel is lucky, it will survive after being struck by a car or other vehicle. You can nurse a squirrel back to good health after you hit it with your car or bicycle or the squirrel can recover by itself.

When a car or other vehicle hits the squirrel, the squirrel is only temporarily shocked. It will lie on its side or its back. The squirrel just needs some time to rest to recover. The squirrel community is usually active during this time. In autumn, this is the best time when adolescent squirrels begin to venture. Their naivete of the world at large makes them vulnerable to accidents and dangers that surround them. It is very essential to stay alert when driving at dawn and dusk.

Squirrels are diurnal creatures, which keep much the same daily schedule as humans. While driving, keep your eyes on these little folks on the road after sunrise and before sunset. Practice Defensive Driving The best way to reduce your potential of hitting a squirrel while you are driving is to practice defensive driving. Defensive driving is driving steadily and safely while remaining alert and prepared for any potential surprises.

We only have control over ourselves and not over the actions of the squirrels. So at the end of the day, there is nothing much that can be done other than staying aware of our surroundings while driving. However, you must still think first of your safety and the safety of other human beings over the squirrel. If you get in an accident because you are trying to avoid hitting a squirrel, you will be the one held accountable. Never swerve, or you will lose control of your car.

You still need to be aware of your surroundings while practicing safe driving. Final Words The reason why squirrels run in front of cars is that squirrels are hardwired to run if the predators are near them. The squirrels think that cars are predators. The reason why is because they are not used to living with humans yet. Squirrels can die if struck by a car or other vehicle but sometimes, the lucky ones survive.

However, even though there is a chance of surviving, always keep your heads up while driving. Recent Posts.

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