“Part of the learning process is testing things out and making mistakes,” so will these squirrels learn how to get across this squirrel obstacle course to get to their favorite nuts? The challenge: While the blue platforms are steady, the red platforms are on springs, making them unsteady stopping points along the pathway toward yum.

But “driven on by their desire for nuts, they’ve combined their grip, persistence, memory, and problem-solving skills.” Watch them figure it out in this clip from Nature: A Squirrel’s Guide to Success, premiering November 14, 2018 on PBS.

squirrel obstacle course
squirrel obstacle course
More squirrel videos: How to Make a Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder and Watch These Frustrated Squirrels Go Nuts.

Then watch more videos featuring animals with skills: A wild crow solves a puzzle in 8 parts, a raccoon demonstrates her problem solving skills, an octopus unscrews a jar from the inside, and how small of a space can a Northern Goshawk fly through?

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