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Little Cute Chipmunks Scare Big Bad Cats

July 29 | 2 Comments

That little bazooka ain't gonna scare a dog...but cats are another story!Chipmunks. If you’re a regular reader of this blog you know I’m not a fan.

I guess I should clarify that point. I am not a fan but I do enjoy chasing them up trees immensely. In fact I actually caught one a few years back. You’ll be able to read all about it, and my parents’ reaction, in my upcoming book Bad to the Bone.

What you haven’t pre-ordered it yet? C’mon head on over to Amazon and pre-order. You won’t get charged until it ships plus you won’t have to worry about what to read over the holidays. C’mon, there’s only so much turkey and ham to be begged for anyway.

Did I get off topic? It appears I did.  Anyway, chipmunks. Great for chasing, not so great as house guests.  Don’t believe me, then listen to what’s going on in the UK.  The Sun has the story.

A KILLER chipmunk terrorised a family by invading their kitchen and munching their Crunchy Nut Cornflakes.

Horrified trucker Bryan Foreman, 50, found the critter with its head in the cereal box.

He and wife Susan fear the rodent is one of the vicious Siberian chipmunks which The Sun last week warned were set to invade Britain.

The creature left Bryan and Susan’s two cats shaking – and they and the family’s dog now can’t go into the garden.

Mum-of-four Susan, 44, from the Isle of Sheppey, Kent, said: “It was terrifying. I’ve never seen anything like it.

“We could hear it banging about in the kitchen and when my husband went in it had its head in the cereal and was munching away.

“My cats are traumatised.”

None too surprising to this impartial observer.

French naturalist Guy Bruel, who issued one of the first Siberian chipmunk alerts, is sure the rodent was one of them.

He warned that other people could find unwelcome guests as the pesky invaders start to get hungry.

Guy said: “They look cuddly and harmless, and this makes them particularly dangerous. If startled they can give a nasty nip, especially when cornered.”

The RSPCA warned that anyone who finds a Siberian chipmunk should contain it in a box or shed then call the Non-native Species Secretariat or Natural England.RECIPES for chipmunks are flooding the web – including kebabs, pies and stews.

I love the web! What to search on first, “Alvin Kebabs” or “Chocolate Chip and Dale Moon Pies”?

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2 Responses to “Little Cute Chipmunks Scare Big Bad Cats”

  1. Animals Away on August 3rd, 2009 3:35 pm

    Those look like very angry little chipmunks. Is this a breed of super chipmunks?

  2. Kermit on August 4th, 2009 2:34 pm

    This does seem to be a super-breed.  Look at the bazooka appendage its adapted.
    Plus it looks like its head is harder than your average chimpunk.
    Kermit

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