Have you been watching BBC’s Africa (Discovery channel for US folks)? It’s been freakin’ amazing so far. Just this week, I saw a chimpanzee scale an 80-foot tree and use four, count ‘em FOUR, separate tools of different shapes to get to a honeybee buffet. One of them was a stick shaped like a spoon! My niece can barely handle a spoon! It might be the most advanced tool-use ever caught on camera. Majestic elephants, battling giraffes, stunning extremes of Earthly splendor…
None of that compares to the sheer hilarity of this little squirrel peacing out in a hurry when a clumsy leopard shows up. The GIF is great, but the video is even better: Robert Gonzalez has is at io9, where you can hear the “kerplunk” of the greatest nut-drop ever caught on film.
…and thanks to this second GIF creation by Robert, I think this little guy could be the greatest reaction fodder we’ve had in a while:
(these GIFs are big, so click through if they don’t load)