Drop it… but not on me! The owner of a dog screams in terror as her hound throws a squirrel at it

  • Alie Knights of Orlando, Florida sees her dog with a squirrel inside his mouth.
  • She swiftly runs to him and commands him to “drop” the rodent.
  • Instead, the dog throws Ms Knights the squirrel and she runs screaming in terror

The squirrel-eating behavior of a pet owner was more shocking than it seemed when their dog ran at them after they told him to drop the item. 

Alie Knights from Orlando, Florida caught a squirrel while walking Copper. Spotting the rodent in Copper’s mouth, Ms Knights rushed over and told him to ‘drop’ it. 

Footage clearly shows how the willing dog obeyed, but so forcefully that the squirrel flew through the air to land on Ms Knights.  

Running over to her dog, Copper, owner Alie Knights, from Orlando, Florida, noticed he had a squirrel in his mouth

After asking him to 'drop' the furry creature, the dog wilfully obeyed - but instead, flung the rodent as Ms Knights

Copper was found with a squirrel inside his mouth by Alie Knights of Orlando, Florida. 

Ms Knights hilariously started running to try and get the squirrel off her

The squirrel is seen in the footage trying to grab on to Ms Knights

Ms Knights ran in an absurd attempt to get rid of the squirrel, but it fell to the ground and fled.

This video captures her screaming terror and the squirrel traumatized clinging tightly to her sweater, before finally shaking it off to safety.

Viral Hog was told by Ms Knights that Copper, her dog caught a squirrel on Halloween. It was my turn to tell him that he should drop it, and he did. He then threw it at me.

Following the scene, many viewers shared their delight on social media, one even calling the scenes ‘gold’.

One user said, “The more I look at that, the more I realize that that was intentional.”

One person added that he knew exactly what he was doing.

A second commenter said: “It just keeps getting funnier and better every time that I look at it.”

Another viewer said: “I don’t think that I will ever cease laughing.” 

TikTok users called the video a comedy 'gold' moment and said the more they watched it, the 'funnier' the footage was

TikTok users referred to the clip as a comedy “gold” moment. They said that they found it hilarious the more times they looked at it.

Copper was able to capture the squirrel that he chased. Stella and Ruby, both Golden Retrievers, didn’t get the chance to catch the squirrel they chased. 

This hilarious video features a rodent leaping onto a fence nearby and making a quick escape.

Video taken in Merton (Wisconsin) on September 16 shows outpaced Golden Retriever sister watching as the squirrel runs out of view. 

Ruby and Stella run towards the fence in the footage, but it is too fast for the squirrel.  

They chase the squirrel down the fence, but it has managed to get away. 

A video captured in Merton, Wisconsin, on September 16 captured the moment Golden Retrievers Ruby and Stella spot a squirrel in their yard and start chasing it

Video taken in Merton in Wisconsin on September 16 shows the moment Ruby and Stella, Golden Retrievers, spot a squirrel and chase it.

The squirrel makes a spectacular getaway, hopping up on the fence and jumping over eight fence posts at lightening speed to escape

A squirrel escapes by leaping up the fence to jump over eight posts.

They stand watching as the squirrel runs towards them, their tails waving after their thrilling chase. 

Owner of the dogs shared footage on YouTube, saying that “this squirrel is very skilled at series running and jumping.”

Golden Retrievers are natural hunting dogs, and the name ‘retriever’ refers to the breed’s ability to retrieve shot game undamaged, due to their soft mouth.