Yukkuri attempting to escape (or better, struggle against) a horrible fate, often in vain.
'Desperate struggle' can be used for yukkuris trying to evade a horrible fate in any form. It's not exclusively used for yukkuris trying to physically run away or fight a threat, it can also be used in scenarios such as:
- Any form of desperate begging: for food, shelter, orange juice, or for a threat to spare her life
- A starving yukkuri eating things it would normally not eat (such as garbage)
- Screaming and crying for anyone to save her