The Bad Mom Phenomenon spans the species, folks, and here's the proof: a mama squirrel recently made it known that you do NOT tangle with mama squirrel. A dog who attacked her baby squirrel learned that size doesn't matter when it comes to threats towards family.
Granted, mama squirrel did leave her baby alone on the ground -- but I'm not judging. Mama squirrel probably just needed a breather and the dog wasn't around when she left baby happily cooing on the ground. But you just know there was probably a gaggle of other squirrel moms one tree over clucking about how she left the baby alone and so she shouldn't have been surprised that baby was attacked by a hungry dog. You can just hear the whispers: doesn't she know about stranger danger? Free range parenting, pffft.
(Sanctimommy squirrels, sigh. They probably thought she deserved it. Of course I'm giving squirrels a lot of credit here. Not so much with the sanctimommies.)
But screw those judgmental sanctimommy squirrels; this bad mom squirrel immediately launched herself out of the tree, attacking the dog's face (always go for the eyes, that's what Oprah always says and this squirrel obviously watches Oprah too) and baby squirrel was soon back in the safe arms of mom.
I'll assume that dog feels a bit like Boris and Natasha right now.
SO YOU GO, GIRLSQUIRREL! SHOW 'EM WHO'S BOSS!