Typically, squirrels aren’t life-threatening. But, if you’re a snowboarder riding down a mountain at high speeds during the Winter Olympics, then yes, squirrels are life-threatening.
But, luckily, Austrian snowboarder Daniela Ulbing narrowly missed hitting the squirrel and seemed to not even see it. Ulbing went on to win her qualifying heat in parallel giant slalom, which is a sport. The squirrel was never heard from again.