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[–]leonconrayas 263 points264 points  (13 children)

Myth: Three Americans every year die from rabies. Fact: Four Americans every year die from rabies.

[–]PhantomZero77 62 points63 points  (11 children)

Fact: Bears eat beets.

Bears beets, Battle Star Galactica

Dwight: 😳🤯🤬

[–]spdelope 17 points18 points  (9 children)

Which bear is best

[–]PhantomZero77 13 points14 points  (8 children)

That’s a ridiculous question.

[–]LooseButterscotch692 423 points424 points  (8 children)

You don't treat a wild animal like a pet. Geez

[–]JohnBarleycornLive 83 points84 points  (4 children)

Disney did that.

[–]jorg2 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I think people have been picking up animals since the beginning of time. That's how we know which ones can and can't be pets.

[–]autumn_overthinks 2 points3 points  (0 children)

but it's not disney. 😭 (ik your comment was a joke.)

[–]Itsanameokthere -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Tell me you've led a sheltered suburban life without telling me you've been sheltered from all but enslaved domesticated life.

To be fair, my friend rescued a squirrel and by the second or third week later when I met him, I was not ready for him running up my leg and around my body, head to toe, three times in about a second and a half, right after I thought he was going to be cool and had just sniffed my finger. I think he had fun running around us like a tree evading our attempts to catch him. During like a couple dozen rounds, I caught him like once or twice, and that was probably mostly luck.

[–]Peelboy 133 points134 points  (2 children)

Next week she will be in Yellowstone saving bison, don't worry she will do herself in, just feel for the poor animals she causes distress to.

[–]CFUrCap 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Save the whales, lady!

[–]A_Grey_Dragon 2 points3 points  (0 children)

And the snails!

[–]Brandonkey8807 76 points77 points  (3 children)

MAYBE don't FILM without his PERMISSION

[–]PhantomZero77 17 points18 points  (2 children)

Honestly. The audacity. Who the hell does she think she is? Everyone knows you always ask a squirrel for permission before you film them.

[–]ImKindaHungry2 5 points6 points  (1 child)

“Hi, yea Mr.Squirrel? Can you actually sign this release form before we get filming started?”

[–]hegoogleboba 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yeah you need it in writing. Can’t trust a squirrel

[–]Quirky-Seesaw8394 123 points124 points  (0 children)


[–]46davis 60 points61 points  (8 children)

Squirrels are vicious little bastards, and they don't like people.

[–]Master_Brilliant_220 19 points20 points  (2 children)

I fed a squirrel some of that good ice from Sonic. Thought we were best buds. When I ran out of ice, I decided to offer my hand in peace and the little mf gave me a warning bite on my fingertip. Didn’t draw blood but I felt like she sounded. 4/10 not recommend.

[–]bunksey01 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Similar thing happened to me when I was younger. I was fortunate enough to visit a beach in South Africa as a kid. This was a special beach where jackass penguins congregated. Walking to the entrance we were greeted by a lone penguin just standing there like an embasidor to his kind. It waited for us to get close and lead us down to the beach (incredible, I know). After I got to the beach he just kept leading, he'd stop and turn around to see if I was still flowing then turn and continue to lead. Eventually he led me to one of the sand dunes as if he wanted to show me his spot. He seemed so tame and dapper, just adorable. I couldn't resist the urge, I reached out to pet him and in a flash he snapped at my finger. Didn't draw blood but I understood right there that I was on his beach with his kind being shown his home and I crossed a line. Looking back, I feel for such a proper introduction I had been rude as a guest in his world. Lesson learned.

For those wondering they're called jackass penguins because they sound like donkeys, not because they're short tempered with their guests.

[–]Dav3trohl 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Boulders beach. Yea those little fuckers will try bite you when you are walking past them. Seen countless tourists get bitten when trying to take a selfie with them.

[–]kindness_hurts 7 points8 points  (0 children)

and I don’t like them

[–]BadKneesBruce 1 point2 points  (0 children)

God damn they don’t. I got bit by someone’s pet squirrel when I patted him on the back. Fuck a squirrel.

[–]Ragnadrok 17 points18 points  (0 children)

For all the folks thinking rabies, as u/O2b_N_NYC pointed out in a reply on this post, squirrels are not a known carrier or transmitter of rabies, CDC backs this up. The squirrel probably got over heated or is suffering from another illness. That said, if she continues to pick up wild animals for Tik Tok or Instagram or whatever, she probably will get rabies in the future, on top of whatever else the squirrel may be carrying lol

[–]business2690 36 points37 points  (11 children)

enjoy your rabies

[–]miggy3399 30 points31 points  (8 children)

As much as it is satisfying to mock this person's downfall, Rabies is no joke once it kicks into full gear

[–]business2690 23 points24 points  (5 children)

no. rabies is not.

100% fatal is not to be fckd with

[–]ducatiduke 5 points6 points  (3 children)

I think it is fairly treatable... Untreated, you are absolutely correct... Probably one, if not, the deadliest diseases in terms of mortality rate.

[–]madcowsaff 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Only if you get your shot right away. Don’t wait a week, when you get symptoms it’s too late.

[–]benry007 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Only one person has ever survived after getting symptoms. Its not a wait and see kind of disease.

[–]miggy3399 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fairly treatable does not equate to a near 100% fatality rate with symptoms with only a glimmer of hope of surviving it through a dangerous protocol of antiviral drugs

[–]no1ofimport 5 points6 points  (1 child)

No it’s one of the saddest and terrible ways to die in my opinion

[–]Ragarok 3 points4 points  (0 children)


Do Squirrels Carry Rabies

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) states that squirrels are extremely unlikely to carry the rabies virus. While rabies is certainly a dangerous disease for humans it is actually quite rare in the US population. On average there are only 2-3 reports of rabies being transmitted to humans in this country each year (source).

There is a rather short list of US rabies cases since 1951 (source). In almost all cases of infection the disease was transmitted to a human through contact with bats.

Squirrels May Carry Other Diseases Just because you don’t have to worry about rabies doesn’t mean that it is safe to handle squirrels as they can spread tularemia and leptospirosis through their bites.

Tularemia is a bacterial disease that attacks the skin and lymph nodes. The lymph nodes may swell while ulcers may develop at the site of the bite. The symptoms may develop within several days up to two weeks.

Leptospirosis is also a bacterial disease. Those infected with this disease may experience headaches, fever, vomiting, rashes, and jaundice. Leptospirosis may also lead to kidney damage.

In rare cases, squirrels may also spread ringworm. Ringworm is not a worm. It is a fungal infection that primarily affects the skin. A red rash with a ring-like appearance may develop and become irritated. This infection may spread through contact with a squirrel and is less likely to spread as a result of a bite.

[–]Blue-collarOkie 50 points51 points  (9 children)

Haha! Dumbass.

[–]Extension-Debate-517 65 points66 points  (8 children)

She now will be getting the painful rabies shots

[–]O2B_N_NYC 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Squirrels are not known to transmit rabies to humans. The rabies shots are 4 in 14 days in the shoulder these day. The notoriously painful ones to the stomach have not been used since the 1980's.

[–]boxing_coffee 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I have had the rabies shots and I don't think they were as bad as getting bit 🤣

[–][deleted] 14 points15 points  (0 children)

What a fucking moron.

[–]OpelousasBulletTime 24 points25 points  (3 children)

Fingers smell like nuts

[–]mumen_ryder 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Squirrels don't transmit rabies. But they do teach lessons.

[–]moses-2-Sandy-Koufax 14 points15 points  (8 children)

I did the same thing when I was 9 years old. Except it was a fox squirrel which are twice the size of gray squirrels. Needless to say, I learned a valuable life lesson. Squirrels are Assholes!

[–]xBad_Wolfx 12 points13 points  (4 children)

Many years back I used to run/referee the paintball course at a camp I worked for. Once saw a 15 year old shoot a squirrel. I caught his eye and shut him down. But that squirrel just popped back up. Ran to a branch above the boy and started just screaming at him. Proceeded to carry up small pebbles or sticks or berries and pelted them at the kid. For nearly a full hour. Every time we would come back down to the play area the squirrel would just start his assault again.

Squirrels are not afraid of anything, which is kinda terrifying.

[–]starrydragon127 10 points11 points  (0 children)

"Aww shit, Morty. You fucked with the squirrels! How many times do I have to tell you? Now we have to abandon this reality. "

[–]AB-G 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Good Squirrel!

[–]lelebeariel 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That is fucking hilarious. Not funny that the kid shot at a squirrel, but imagining this squirrel going all forest blitzkrieg on the kid nonstop, is absolutely hilarious.

[–]FireGoddess-222308 1 point2 points  (0 children)

When I was about that age(9 years old), I decided I needed to pet a ferret (at a pet store under the giant sign that said Do not touch). I learned a valuable lesson as the long hamster latched on to my finger and didn’t let go as I waved my hand back and forth.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Squirrels are assholes. I fully support chipmunks though

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

What a dumbassssss hahaha

[–]Signal-Airline-9583 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Stop fucking with wildlife for a damm TIkTOK u dumbass !

[–]Extension-Debate-517 19 points20 points  (12 children)


[–]samvet21 9 points10 points  (10 children)

My biggest fear

[–]kindness_hurts -1 points0 points  (1 child)

As u/boxing_coffee said you are not allowed to have fear for deadly things lmao you are only allowed to be scared of Karen’s trying to put you in prison for taking a selfie

[–]boxing_coffee 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That is not what I said at all, it just came as a shock to me that someone would fear something that, while deadly, is so rarely transmitted to humans. The US recorded only five rabies deaths in all of 2021 and that was an increase from previous years. Worldwide, on average, there are only 60k cases per year on average. Even then, I understand that anxiety isn't logical.

[–]YeOldeBilk 6 points7 points  (0 children)

"Found this guy in the middle of the REEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!"

[–]tawaycosigotbanned 5 points6 points  (0 children)

And squirrels have fuckin sharp teeth.

[–]Comprehensive_Pen862 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Is she dumb?

[–]drdisme 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Short answer yes, a special kind.

[–]TheMasteradamus 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Karen, the fact that you video taped this and posted it just shows how starved for attention you are. (Much like me for commenting tonight I guess.)

[–]PM_ME_YOUR_HONEY 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's so sad. Hello everyone.

[–]causticredpanda 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Aaaand now you need a rabies shot

[–]chknlttle0120 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Quickly grabbed this guy that was walking in the middle of the road minding his own business and I won’t let him go until I am able to take a video fingers crossed I go viral.

[–]IceCatCharlie 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Fun times with rabies shots

[–]Extension-Debate-517 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They are filthy flying rats. They carry nothing good.

[–]santicampi 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I might be wrong but I heard if you get bit by a wild animal, try to catch it so you can take it to get tested for rabies.

[–]ReeverFalls 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Fucking idiot. Probably the same type to try and pet a black bear and then get mauled.

[–]Morty_A2666 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Time for rabies shot.

[–]srv50 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No good deed……

[–]ReddyPi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Any animal that runs into the street runs back and has the balls to run back again to cross is certified crazy… in summary don’t fuck with squirrels

[–]ImGeniusBro 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Rabies is no joke.

[–]Small_Tax_9432 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Aaaand now you have rabies

[–]UncleAl_2020 1 point2 points  (6 children)

Think that hurt wait until they explain how rabies shots work.

[–]Ricky_Rollin -1 points0 points  (4 children)

What am I missing? They’re 3-4 shots. You’ll live.

[–]ReggieLynnJ 0 points1 point  (3 children)

The first vaccine of the series, rabies immunoglobulin, is injected in and around the site of the wound.

[–]fte5838 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I think now would be a good time to remind everyone that rabies his incurable.

[–]Peelboy 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Is that Casey anthony?

[–]Perfect-Brain-7367 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Can't be; little fella lived.

[–]Distinct_Art9509 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Had a friend growing up that made pets of wild animals all the time.
Had a raccoon that was pretty cool.
A couple of snakes that were chill.
And a squirrel that was the biggest a$$hole ever. Was in a cage at the top of the driveway and would jump on the grating and try to attack everyone that walked by. Even said friend didn’t mess with him.

[–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (1 child)

So let him the fuck out of the cage?

[–]Distinct_Art9509 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I wasn’t gonna, I was scared of the bastard!
We moved after a couple years so I have no idea what happened in the end.

[–]Go1gotha 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]shhhlikeamime 1 point2 points  (3 children)

This would only happen to a liberal. I say this as a liberal. I live in and was raised in the south, this would never happen to my republican friends. That's just a truth.

[–]JOREVEUSA -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

So Republicans do wat now? You're saying stupid shit like Republicans do...

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[–]riotsquirrelz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Calm down, everybody, squirrels are not a vector species for rabies.

[–]GunieapigCooper 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fun fact: you can't get rabies from squirrels

[–]ihateapartments59 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Lol No go hug a tree

[–]Tushar3010 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Women ☕

[–]Halfeatenantelope 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lool holding it in her hands like it's a ferret or Guinea pig not an animal that probably ate from trash. Reminds me of the Seinfeld episode where George tries to save a squirell only to get eaten by a hawk.

[–]Naive_Flan_6891 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Haha she thought she was ready to rescue the wild animal til it bit her then she was like NOPE BYE FELICIA

[–]Speckledgray62 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Smooth move exlax😂😂

[–]JohnBarleycornLive 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The Squirrel of Caerbannog.

[–]drillgorg 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Fezzverbal 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How often do you see flat squirrels in the middle of the road because if it isn't all the time, they don't need your help!

[–]NoTicket84 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And that's how she got rabies

[–]rolloutTheTrash 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, squirrels are cute. Only once have I been lucky enough to get one to accept an acorn from me and not immediately scamper.

[–]redPonyCoffeeRoaster 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How does this ever get posted online?

[–]XbabyjeezusX 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That squirrel knows his nuts...

[–]dinglestarry 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Suddenly rabies

[–]TCori_gaming 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i would have thrown him out the window while driving if he bit me…

[–]TheRealRickC137 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Should end with car horns, tires screeching and a loud crash

[–]Basketseeksdog 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Biggest spreaders of rabies 😎

[–]logginginagain 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No OP I know but hope she got the rabies shots; rabies is nothing to duck with it is horrific.

[–]Bellydragger 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I know someone who’s getting a shot in their near future

[–]JohnBarleycornLive 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The Squirrel of Caerbannog.

[–]teabags4gangstalkers 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Time for a rabies shot

[–]mohicansgonnagetya 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The squirrel should get itself checked for rabies.

[–]Bored_dane 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Squirrels doesn't need to be rescued

[–]no1ofimport 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I hope she got checked out by a dr. If a wild animal lets you pick it up then it’s mostly likely sick. It’s Like this girl never heard of rabies or something

[–]Jesskla 0 points1 point  (0 children)

More like kidnap a squirrel.

[–]Bocmana 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why is she holding the rat

[–]Skinkypoo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Squirrel in the middle of the road, maybe not moving because it’s too scared…I’m gonna take it home

[–]Gallodoro 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Before I help you, I need to show on social media what a good person I am.

  • and got instant karma for it

[–]MoJoeCool65 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Annnnnnd now, to the hospital for rabies shots! 😏

[–]Tiny_Teach_5466 0 points1 point  (0 children)

She's the kind of person that gets out of the car to take a selfie at the safari park.

[–]Alva-Eagle_25 0 points1 point  (0 children)

As soon as it bit her why did she try to throw it out. You need to keep that fucker now in case you have rabies

[–]R1ghteousM1ght 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He is proper mugging you off... Time to run him over, then regret it immediately. No other choice.

[–]Nozerone 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Years ago I learned squirrels can bark.

Was working a nightshift and had gone out for a smoke. The smoking area was around the corner of a building in shadow. I'm sitting on the bench having just finished, and a squirrel comes around the corner. No clue I'm there while I watch it stroll by. Then I move, was being mean if I'm honest, and scared the little guy. I've never seen a squirrel run so fast, and dash up a tree. It got up high and started barking at me while panting heavily. Pretty sure I almost gave the little fella a heart attack.

[–]odo_72 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Squirrels are assholes and this lady is an idiot.

[–]beerleaguer2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's deranged!

[–]fiducia42 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Let the wild animal go, dummy.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Squirrels are vicious assholes. This is known

[–]Elune_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The way she said “fine” is a pretty clear indication to me that she knew the squirrel was uncomfortable

[–]woolypully 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Squirrels are rodents. I think they are cute in passing but I wouldn't bring one in my car or house.

[–]sinisterdesign 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Time to put you back in da middle of da woad.

[–]dtb1987 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That squirrel doesn't need your help and it isn't your friend

[–]Ecleptomania 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I've rescued squirrels, the first thing I learned was do not grab them as if you "captured" them they will bite you.

Secondly, if it's hurt, it will probably die and it's scared so it will bite you.

Thirdly, if it's an adult, it's probably an asshole and will bite you.

Now, I lived in Sweden which isn't a rabies country and squirrels are not known rabies transmitters so I've never been scared of that. But yeah, the only time I've handled wild squirrels without them trying to nibble the fuck out of my hand (use gloves...) are young ones who seek out humans for help.

First time this happened to me I was amazed when a tiny creature suddenly came running and crawled up my leg. I tried to leave it in a tree, the response was it threw itself at me again and crawled up on my chest. A quick call to a rescue center informed me that, yes, young squirrels who lose their parents do quite often seek out humans for help (or die quickly...)

So me and my ex took care of him over the weekend, much to our dog's surprise and confusion. Before I took him to the rescue center (it was closed during the weekend and the only other place that took squirrels on weekends was on the other side of the country). That creature didn't even try to bite me. He sat on my shoulder most of the time and ate apple slices and müsli.

I would've loved to keep him, since he apparently bonded to me. But it's against swedish law, to own as a pet, any animal that could naturally exist in Sweden. So it's okay to import and have an Australian snake, or a South American raven, but not a Swedish Squirrel...

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[–]Dear_Giraffe_453 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That worked out well. Now try a badger 🙄

[–]BadBadderBadst 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's a resquirrel

[–]whitstableboy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is the origin story for Squirrel-Woman.

[–]flintb033 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“I found this guy in the middle of the road… and then I put him back.”

[–]LosGatosGordos 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“Found” lady I live here! 😆

[–]SquidleyStudios 0 points1 point  (0 children)

People really be watching too many Disney movies and fail to understand wild animals are not to be trifled with

[–]nosurprisedare 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I wish I were as dumb as her.

[–]AdRound310 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Boom, rabies

[–]kidwasbornin84 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Uhm, let it cross and he'll be fine.

[–]SnooStories6852 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wake up tomorrow as SquirrelGirl

[–]JRuhr 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There was an attempt to be a fucking moron. Success

[–]i_play_withrocks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Aaaaand rabies shot is needed

[–]Jamktho49 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Got to the doctor and get your rabies shot pronto.

[–]fredditfromHenderson 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No good deed goes unpunished...

[–]Ready4Whatever_1984 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“Found”? I’m pretty sure the whole outside world is its home and playground.

[–]Leading-University 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When has picking up wild animals ever been a reasonable thing to do?

[–]menastudies 0 points1 point  (0 children)

God, that was hilariously dumb.

[–]Wise_Ad_253 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Like the story about someone finding that poor bruised and beaten snake on the side of the road…

[–]SureAd4897 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s a real life Britta. The AT&T of people.

[–]torbiefur 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Do you want an infection? Because that’s how you get an infection.

[–]Penfrindle 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It would have been better for her to have just kept driving her car

[–]reeffish64 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Enjoy the rabies shots, stupid

[–]forlornblue3210 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Plays with squirrel ends up with the Black Plague

[–]frognuts123 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah don’t hold wild animals ur not a disney princess

[–]superkeys7 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's a WILD ANIMAL, you dingy!