The Thing About Chipmunks

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The Chipmunk sees you and freezes. When you move forward or backwards it flees. They seem to prefer a standoff. As long as your movements are limited there they stand. When a squirrel comes along they will chase it, never mind that pound for pound the squirrel is larger, has bigger teeth etc.  I have never seen them catch their prey but if everything else remains true I expect they would be quite ferocious, sort of like how they demolish pines cones, systematically and with purpose. Chipmunks may be cute, somewhat shy, but I think that hides a smart little devil.

7 responses

  1. You gave me a smile. Thank you.

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    January 31, 2016 at 5:23 am

  2. Sooo cute!

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    January 31, 2016 at 4:33 pm

  3. They are cute, but have an evil side. .. I watched a 13 line squirrel (similar to chipmunk) take out a sparrow. Seems they like protein once in a while!

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    January 31, 2016 at 8:43 pm

  4. Lori Ono

    I love chipmunks. But they are so cheeky. The pose up until I have my camera ready to shoot then they flee. Cheeky things.

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    March 10, 2016 at 2:28 am

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