Squirrel, snake in bizarre brawl (VIDEO)

GOLD CANYON, AZ - Authorities rushed to an Arizona woman's home after she called to report a brutal brawl on her back patio -- between a ground squirrel and a gopher snake.

Apache Junction firefighters recorded the backyard beat down at the Gold Canyon home.

Firefighter Ryan Philips immediately grabbed his smart phone to record the wildlife fight, which continued until firefighters stepped in and broke it up.

WATCH VIDEO OF THE BRAWL BELOW:

Officials say the snake had a few wounds when it was released back into the desert while the squirrel had only a couple of injuries.

Philips says he believed the squirrel had a nest nearby.

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