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Attack Chipmunk
While descending the Mt Lassen trail, Buster, the attack chipmunk started stalking me. No kidding, no matter where I was for about 150 vertical feet of trail, I would turn around and this monster was there, wanting my food or my wallet. Finally, he left me alone and turned his attention to a very attractive female hiker who passed me on her way up and I saw Buster no more. (actually not a chipmunk but a GOLDEN MANTLED groundsquirrel)
7-5-03

His cousin Squirrly is a highly skilled critter as shown below in this vid:




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HonkeydongChipmunk Violence

Honkeydong

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I heard it's on the rise. I think you're lucky his homeboyz were chillin' at the crib. Otherwise,there could have been trouble. Luckily, he chased that skirt instead of you.
Posted Apr 9, 2006 5:48 pm

DeanRe: Chipmunk Violence

Dean

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You heard right. These guys hate the "Chip and Dale" stereotyping they were given years ago by Disney and are out to prove that they are not "nice & cute". I was scared cuz I knew this one could do serious damage. As you noted, I was fortunate that this bad boy had an eye for the ladies or who knows how this story would have turned out. Whew, that was a close call.
Posted Apr 9, 2006 7:30 pm

rpcRe: Chipmunk Violence

rpc

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Laughing my a.. off!!

Great shot of the little angry guy Dean.
Posted Apr 25, 2006 11:38 pm

DeanRe: Chipmunk Violence

Dean

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Thanks Radek, this one was done in the lighter vein. Still, this little guy was persistant (and very cute)
Posted Apr 26, 2006 12:33 am

keemaRe: Chipmunk Violence

keema

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Maybe he was mad beacuse people keep calling him a chipmunk. He's a Golden Mantled Ground Squirrel They are indeed bold buggers.

Still a cute pic and story
Posted Apr 26, 2006 2:29 am

DeanRe: Chipmunk Violence

Dean

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Well, actually I never called him a chipmunk to his face Dan, I was too surprised to see him everytime I turned around. Thanks for your input. How is your California cohp quest going? Maybe we'll meet up on a trail again this year. : )
Posted Apr 26, 2006 2:47 am

keemaRe: Chipmunk Violence

keema

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I guess you caught his wrath due to other people's transgressions. ;)

CoHP hasn't happened this school year so far. When I didn't have something going on, it was raining. I was going to try for Marin & Sonoma last week during my spring break but left too late, 5:20 a.m. and it took me over an hour just to get to Livermore, so I turned around. I'm headed for Mount Stakes this weekend.
Posted Apr 26, 2006 2:51 pm

SajamaLovely...

Sajama

Voted 10/10

...creature, isn't it?
The video is very cool.
Posted May 8, 2006 12:56 pm

DeanRe: Lovely...

Dean

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I'm glad you liked the creature too. I enjoyed that video so I attached it and am glad you commented about it. Thank you.
Posted May 9, 2006 1:51 am

Tie-Dye MikeVideo

Tie-Dye Mike

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The video was hillarious!!! I wish I was that nimble, climbing would be easy!!!
Posted May 17, 2006 6:27 am

ChrisHortonJA Rare Breed

ChrisHortonJ

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It is unfortunate that the true name of that species is relatively unknown. You have in fact been one of the lucky few to spot and photograph the elusive, North American Pine Tiger.
Posted Aug 8, 2006 7:35 pm

DeanRe: A Rare Breed

Dean

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Good grief, I had no clue I was that close to one of them.....pine tigers. Thanks for the heads up, I'll not get that close to one again. ; )
Posted Aug 10, 2006 5:14 am

toddcaffeyfunny

Voted 10/10

thats really funny
Posted Aug 16, 2006 11:27 pm

lisaeChipmunk or Ground Squirrel

lisae

Voted 10/10

What ever animal it is, I've seen some who are really aggressive. I was sitting at a waterfall about 5 miles from the trailhead in Yellowstone, when a guy who looked a lot like that ran up my leg, accross my chest, tried to snatch the cracker I was eating, and ran down the other leg.

Posted Aug 17, 2006 12:53 am

paulhtimber tigers

paulh

Voted 10/10

I was actualy bitten while taking a nap on an Idaho bear hunt.My guide called them timber tigers.
Great picture
Posted Sep 7, 2006 7:35 am

AndinoSo cute !

Andino

Voted 10/10

I've added your superb photo to the Mountain Fauna album :
http://www.summitpost.org/album/234868/mountain-fauna.html
Posted Oct 26, 2006 3:05 pm

DeanRe: So cute !

Dean

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Thank you for the vote and comment and for adding it to the Mountain Fauna album.
Posted Oct 26, 2006 7:54 pm

hiltrud.liuGreat shot ...

hiltrud.liu

Voted 10/10

sweet!
Cheers
Hiltrud
Posted Dec 6, 2006 11:10 am

DeanRe: Great shot ...

Dean

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Thank you, I'm glad you liked the Chipmunk shot. I had a great little poser.
Posted Dec 20, 2006 5:41 am

justahikerNice!

justahiker

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Very nice photo!!!

But I had no idea they could be so agressive!!!
Posted Feb 25, 2007 8:04 am

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on Apr 7, 2006 2:55 pm

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