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07/08/2015 03:53 PM EDT

This rare sight proves you shouldn’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 Guadalupe Mountains National Park’s vault and was captured by Park Ranger W. Leggett. Ranger Leggett 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. National Park Service photo.