Have you ever seen a squirrel run into the middle of the road in front of your car, then zigzag back and forth quickly as if it's trying to get hit? It's not a suicidal tendency at all; it's actually the squirrel's natural instinctive attempt to survive. This same zigzag maneuver is what they use to stay out of the grasp of hawks looking to swoop in for a meal. To avoid hitting a squirrel, slow down and allow it to safely cross the road or retreat back to where it came from. Swerving will actually likely result in its death, or worse, you could collide with another car.
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