A squirrel went from lucky to unlucky in a matter of seconds in some incredible footage recently shared online.
The little squirrel can be seen perched on a branch above a flood in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally, a storm which drenched Alabama and Florida with more than 2 feet of rain in some areas and caused billions of dollars worth of damage.
Despite beating the odds to survive this hurricane, this squirrel was no match for a hungry heron.
Herons are surprisingly powerful predators, preying upon a variety of small creatures such as rabbits, turtles, ducklings, and of course, squirrels. These highly intelligent birds have even been observed baiting fish with bread.
Watch another heron hunting a squirrel in the video below: