Engineer With Too Much Time On His Hands Builds A Ninja Warrior Course For Squirrels

I think that all of us would agree that squirrels are awesome. Of course, some of us may find them a little annoying but there is something oddly enjoyable about watching them scurry around through our backyards and in the treetops.

It seems as if one engineer named Mark Rober feels similarly and he wants to get squirrels in on the action.

Perhaps you remember that he built a ninja warrior course about a year ago and it became a viral video.

Photo: YouTube/Mark Rober

As a NASA and Apple engineer, however, Rober was not about to let that sleeping dog lie for very long.

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It all started when Rober saw all the squirrels continually getting into his birdfeeder. It’s one of those situations where you want to try to build a better mousetrap, but squirrels are highly intelligent and very dedicated to getting to the food.

Photo: Pixabay/Beautiful-Moments

In order to keep the squirrels out of the feeder, he built an obstacle course and it was nothing short of impossible for those furry critters to get through. It didn’t stop them from trying, however, and some of them even figured out the system!

Now that a year has gone by, Rober has decided that it was time for Backyard Squirrel Maze 2.0 to be built. It took two months and a couple of friends to assist him in order to plan the entire thing out and build it.

Photo: YouTube/Mark Rober

That must’ve been some enjoyable time, but watching the squirrels run through the maze is where the true enjoyment comes in.

As you can imagine, the squirrels are dedicated to getting the food out of the birdfeeder. Some of them even make it, but the true fun is watching them attempt and learn.

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