They must be nuts! 'Ninja' squirrels swap martial arts moves as they fight it out in photographer's garden
- Amateur photographer Martin Docker spotted the pair going toe-to-toe in his back garden and grabbed his camera
- The 47-year-old captured the duo landing spinning kicks, wrestling-style spear moves and judo-esque throws
- Martin, from the Isle of Dogs, London, shared images online and said reaction had given him plenty of kicks
These ninja-like squirrels went nuts as they tussled in a dramatic aerial duel.
Amateur photographer Martin Docker, 47, from Isle of Dogs, east London, spotted the pair going toe-to-toe in his back garden and grabbed his camera to capture the titanic tussle.
The maintenance worker captured the duo appearing to fly through the air to land roundhouse kicks, wrestling-style spear moves and judo-esque throws.
And he was thrilled when he saw his snaps packed a punch.
Martin said: 'I'm always out and about taking photos and I have lots of bird, foxes and other animals running around the garden but this time the wildlife came to me.
'I have a family of squirrels in the garden and when I looked out the window they were just going completely nuts.
'So I grabbed my camera and jumped out the window and started shooting - I wasn't able to get as close as I would have liked as I didn't want to scare them off.
'I was in the right place at the right time and the photos are full of action.'
Enthusiast snapper Martin shared the images online earlier this month and said the reaction to the photos, which were taken with a Canon 7D Mark I camera and a 100-400mm Canon lens, gave him plenty of kicks.
Martin said: 'The ninja comparison came right away as I'm into martial arts and I like watching martial arts so that made the photos quite special.
'My favourite photo is the one where they are both airborne because it is what it is really - it's got a nice bit of action and plenty going on.
'I was very pleased with the photos actually when I first looked back at them and all the people who have seen them have been quite complimentary about them.'Source
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