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Tippy the Fainting Squirrel keeps falling over in the park (Video)

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The new Internet sensation has arrived, and it’s called Tippy the Fainting Squirrel. But what some find simply bizarre or even funny could actually be quite serious.

In the video, which has certainly gone viral, a squirrel that the Internet has now nicknamed as “Tippy” is seen in a park scurrying around the grass.

It appears that every time “Tippy” stand up, his body locks up and he tumbles over. He then gets up, scurries around some more.

Once again, when he stands up, he tips over, as if he were a tree that was cut down by a lumberjack.

This has caused some to laugh at the squirrel, while others appear a bit concerned.

“This appears to be a balance issue, as it occurs when he stand up on his hind legs. He stands up, begins chewing, and vertigo sets in, causing him to fall over. He's dealt with it his whole life, so he just pops back up on all fours and continues on. While it could be life threatening, from high elevations, I'm sure he's learned to account for it.”

Another commenter noted that the issue of the falling squirrel is “sad,” as they believe the animal is actually dying of heart failure.

“Imagine the heart is a turkey baster. When you squeeze it, it pushes blood out and when you let go, it refills with blood. Our little friend's heart is pushing blood out, but isn't refilling like it should so the little guy passes out. He jumps back up as the heart refills with blood. I'm sure the little fella is scared when this happens and to a lesser degree in some discomfort.”

For more on the Tippy the Fainting Squirrel video, be sure to return to this column.

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