Thursday, June 1, 2017

Chipmunk Chicanery

About four years ago a Chipmunk tried to move into our garden. It wasn't here very long. I don't know if the Gray Squirrels chased it away or if Annie made it's life so miserable it decided to move on.
This little guy seems to have little fear. You can see the draw to the little rascal. All the dropped bird seed. He loves to tear through the potted plants looking for goodies.
He doesn't seem a bit intimidated by larger birds such as the female Redwing or the more to scale House Sparrow.
He fills those chops and then high tails it to his burrow.
Not so cleverly hidden right beside the hose hanging on the house. Now if I know it is there, we know that Annie knows it is there.
While Annie can look like the picture of tranquility she can and will dig a hole to China attempting to capture a burrowing creature. 
Add to that Annie's friend Jack is coming to visit this weekend. They make a formidable hunting pack. Jack doesn't know the words 'give up' or rest.  There will be excitement in the garden this weekend.




11 comments:

  1. I bet that little chipmunk has several holes around, and will hide very nicely from the pups! I am so fond of chipmunks. Such cheerful little things.

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    1. You are right about that. He and the voles have holes everywhere.They are cheerful if they would stay out of my pots.

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  2. They are so cute but they love our rock walls which is not good.

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    1. Yes, they won't stay out of my pots the rotten little buggers.

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  3. OK, I have a thing for chipmunks. But I shouldn't. As Linda says, they are cute but they cause some damage. I really need a dog! A dog would help chase away the rabbits, too. (Secretly, I don't mind the chipmunks as much as the rabbits, and I'm not really sure why.)

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    1. Beth I am with you about the chimpmunks. They are so cute but they can be destructive. The rabbits seem to do their damage when the dogs are in for the night. Grrrrrrrrr

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  4. After this weekend, can I borrow them to discourage the rabbit and woodchuck who like to nosh in my big garden?

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    1. They do discourage the varmints and occasionally get one but there are more varmints than they can take care of.

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  5. Haha! I sure hope the dogs get it without destroying your garden!

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  6. Oh Tina, the dogs sometimes do more damage trying to catch the varmints than the varmints do. Sigh~~

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  7. We have a couple of chipmunks in the garden. They don't seem to do nearly as much damage as the rabbits.

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