Olympic snowboarder narrowly misses squirrel

Austrian avoids animal, nabs victory

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Daniela Ulbing of Austria competes during the Ladies' Snowboard Parallel Giant Slalom 1/8 Final on day fifteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park on Feb. 24, 2018, in South Korea.

Austrian snowboarder Daniela Ulbing narrowly avoided killing a squirrel -- and her Olympic dreams -- during the parallel giant slalom event Saturday in Pyeongchang.

NBC Olympics shared the moment the animal escaped death by a whisker. 

Ulbing went on to win the event.

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