That’s nuts! Squirrel survives brush with Olympic snowboarder

Source:AFP Published: 2018/2/25 18:58:39

An intrepid squirrel came within a whisker of meeting its end Saturday when it scampered across the snowboard parallel giant slalom course during a race.

The furry intruder skipped under the board of Daniela Ulbing when she was in full flight, but the Austrian recovered deftly to beat Russian Milena Bykova and reach the quarter-finals.

"I saw it coming from the right side and it was so close to my board," said Ulbing, who survived her brush with the squirrel but failed to beat gold medalist Ester Ledecka in her next run.

"I'm glad it worked out and I didn't kill it," she added.


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