Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Top News

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

See also

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.



  • Pro-Russians killed
    Putin issues a warning after 3 armed protestors were shot dead in Ukraine
    Watch Video
  • Korean ferry capsizes
    Only one of 46 life boats were used in the South Korean ferry sinking
    World News
  • Oscar Pistorius trial
    Oscar Pistorius reads a Valentines Day card from his deceased girlfriend without tears
    Crime News
  • Google patent
    Google applies for patent for what could be the successor to Google Glass
    Tech News
  • 420 in Colorado
    Colorado will celebrate 420 for the first time since marijuana became legal
  • Racist Kansas murderer
    Why isn't the Jewish Community Center shooter being labeled as a terrorist?
    Watch Video

Related Videos:

  • South Korea ferry is now completely submerged: Survivor found hanging from tree
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518200144" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • Obama announces 8 million enrollees on Private QHPs: 'This thing is working'
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518200560" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • 89 cent refill $525: ‘Federally charged with a $525 fine for $.89 drink refill’
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//;autoplay=1"></iframe>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!