03/22/2012 02:06 pm ET

Adorable Baby Squirrel Keeps His Eye On The Prize While Being Petted (VIDEO)

Squirrels don't have as illustrious a cinematic history as say, dogs and cats, so the most enduring image of the rodents in recent pop culture memory might just be 'Ice Age's' irrepressible saber-toothed squirrel, Scrat, who can never quite reach his goal despite holding steadfast to the mission at hand.

And not one to break with squirrel archetypes, the fluffy fellow in this video won't let anything -- not ceaseless petting, nor this woman's creepy baby-talk voice -- stand in his way of getting to the nut at the end of the rainbow.

Watch the adorable (but strange) video above: