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Fat squirrel fails attempt to jump onto tree branch

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   Dec. 29, 2015 at 1:49 PM

CHICAGO, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- A Chicago man who noticed a particularly portly squirrel while taking out the trash captured footage of the rotund rodent failing to jump onto a tree branch.

The video, posted to YouTube by Mr. Walrus, follows the stout squirrel as it climbs a fence and takes a flying leap to a nearby tree branch.

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The tree branch proves insufficient to support the creature, and the squirrel plunges toward the ground.

"I can't believe I recorded this failed jump. I have never seen a squirrel miss in my entire life," the uploader wrote.

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