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National park ranger captures photo of squirrel holding snake

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(Guadalpe Mountains National Park)

HOUSTON – It's squirrel vs. snake.

Guadalupe Mountains National Park posted a photo on its Facebook page of a squirrel holding a snake by its head.

The Facebook post reads:

"Don't Mess with Texas Squirrels!
Rock squirrels eat mostly plant material, fruits, and nuts, but don't let their humble appearance fool you. They will also eat bird eggs, lizards, and snakes. This photo is from the vault (NPS Photo/W. Leggett). Ranger William heard a racket outside the Frijole Ranch and then recorded the entire epic battle. The squirrel devoured most of the snake, bones and all, down to the last two inches. #FindYourPark Visit www.nps.gov/gumo to see what other surprises await you."