Attack Chipmunk

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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on Apr 7, 2006 2:55 pm
Image ID: 186529


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Dean - Feb 25, 2007 9:32 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice!

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? : )


justahiker - Feb 26, 2007 9:00 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice!

Yes I did!!! :)
If I could only climb like that...Amazing!


tarol - Mar 24, 2007 9:32 am - Hasn't voted


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...


Dean - Mar 25, 2007 1:39 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Cute

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.


tarol - Mar 26, 2007 12:26 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Cute

I got that, but I didn't see that anyone actually explained how to tell the difference, so that was why I commented ;)


Dean - Mar 26, 2007 12:35 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Cute

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. - Mar 27, 2007 8:10 pm - Voted 10/10


shot, Dean! Cheers, Paolo


Dean - Mar 27, 2007 8:16 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Good...

Thank you Paolo. This guy was quite the poser. - Mar 27, 2007 8:30 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Good...

He/She is reaaly funny. Congrats for your shots, and thank for visiting my pages! Paolo


mtybumpo - May 1, 2007 2:53 pm - Voted 10/10

He he....

I've had those guys chase me before too! Good story and great shot!


Dean - May 1, 2007 4:36 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: He he....

Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed the pic/story.


ericnoel - Jun 15, 2007 3:31 am - Hasn't voted

Attack Squirrel in the News

He's migrated to Germany.


SteveOs - Oct 18, 2007 4:02 am - Voted 10/10


That's my real handle ;) ...and you wonder why we get so uptight.


JDrake - Mar 1, 2008 12:49 am - Voted 10/10

Looks like even

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.


Noondueler - Nov 30, 2008 6:16 pm - Hasn't voted

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

pound for pound you can't compete!


Dean - Nov 30, 2008 6:36 pm - Hasn't voted

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

This one has an attitude and you can tell so I wouldn't want to tangle with this little b.a.

Pack Addict

Pack Addict - Dec 18, 2008 1:50 pm - Voted 10/10

Wicked Good!

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?


claudioNC - Jan 25, 2009 12:55 pm - Voted 10/10

This short nice video ...

... is almost incredible!



Deb - May 2, 2009 10:18 pm - Voted 10/10




Curtissimo - Sep 24, 2009 8:59 pm - Voted 10/10


maybe he just thought you were his mother.

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