As MNN's in-house squirrel correspondent, I felt moved to share this video of a squirrel fighting off crows intent on eating his car-squished buddy.

It's touching, sad, and badass all at once.

Shea Gunther ( @sheagunther ) is a podcaster, writer, and entrepreneur living in Portland, Maine. He hosts the popular podcast "Marijuana Today Daily" and was a founder of Renewable Choice Energy, the country's leading provider of wind credits and Green Options. He plays a lot of ultimate frisbee and loves bad jokes.