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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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DeanRe: Nice!

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Thank you and they are just a nuisance where they are used to people. Of course, this is a golden mantled groundsquirrel, not a chipmunk but everyone thinks of chipmunks as cute little critters. Did you check out the video that is below the pic? : )
Posted Feb 25, 2007 9:32 pm

justahikerRe: Nice!

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Yes I did!!! :)
If I could only climb like that...Amazing!
Posted Feb 26, 2007 9:00 am

tarolCute

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but this isn't a chipmunk - it's a golden-mantled ground squirrel. How to tell the difference? If it has stripes on its face as well as its back, it's a chipmunk. This cutie only has the stripes on its back...
Posted Mar 24, 2007 9:32 am

DeanRe: Cute

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I explained that it wasn't a chipmunk in the caption and that it was a golden mantled ground squirrel. Also, it was covered in the comments prior to yours.
Posted Mar 25, 2007 1:39 pm

tarolRe: Cute

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I got that, but I didn't see that anyone actually explained how to tell the difference, so that was why I commented ;)
Posted Mar 26, 2007 12:26 am

DeanRe: Cute

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I just figured you missed the caption. Keema even put a link to the Golden Mantled guy on his comment. I used "chipmunk" because that was what my granddson thought it was. When I explained it was a ground squirrel, he just gave me a blank look. I appreciate your comments and also all the great pics you post.
Posted Mar 26, 2007 12:35 am

pcirani@tiscali.itGood...

pcirani@tiscali.it

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shot, Dean! Cheers, Paolo
Posted Mar 27, 2007 8:10 pm

DeanRe: Good...

Dean

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Thank you Paolo. This guy was quite the poser.
Posted Mar 27, 2007 8:16 pm

pcirani@tiscali.itRe: Good...

pcirani@tiscali.it

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He/She is reaaly funny. Congrats for your shots, and thank for visiting my pages! Paolo
Posted Mar 27, 2007 8:30 pm

mtybumpoHe he....

mtybumpo

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I've had those guys chase me before too! Good story and great shot!
Posted May 1, 2007 2:53 pm

DeanRe: He he....

Dean

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Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed the pic/story.
Posted May 1, 2007 4:36 pm

ericnoelAttack Squirrel in the News

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He's migrated to Germany.

Posted Jun 15, 2007 3:31 am

SteveOsSnafflehound!

SteveOs

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That's my real handle ;) ...and you wonder why we get so uptight.
Posted Oct 18, 2007 4:02 am

JDrakeLooks like even

JDrake

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2% capsaicin won't come close to stopping this guy: "Do not seek out encounters with chipmunks. This product is a chipmunk attack deterrent which may protect users in some unexpected confrontations with chipmunks, but may not be effective in all situations or prevent all injuries." Well said, well said.
Posted Mar 1, 2008 12:49 am

NoonduelerDon't get in the octagon with this MMA bad ass

Noondueler

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pound for pound you can't compete!
Posted Nov 30, 2008 6:16 pm

DeanRe: Don't get in the octagon with this MMA bad ass

Dean

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This one has an attitude and you can tell so I wouldn't want to tangle with this little b.a.
Posted Nov 30, 2008 6:36 pm

Pack AddictWicked Good!

Pack Addict

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Story. Last time I was camping near a lake, just after dark, I swear, I could definatly hear a pack of these varmits just outside my tent. Made me a little nervous.
Do you think Pepper Spray would be sufficient to ward off an attack, or is something a little potent needed?


Posted Dec 18, 2008 1:50 pm

claudioNCThis short nice video ...

claudioNC

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... is almost incredible!

Claudio
Posted Jan 25, 2009 12:55 pm

DebSQUEEK!

Deb

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:)
Posted May 2, 2009 10:18 pm

Curtissimomaybe

Curtissimo

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maybe he just thought you were his mother.
Posted Sep 24, 2009 8:59 pm

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