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:




Via: VideoSift

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Dean

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

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

Re: Nice!

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

tarol

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

Cute

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

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

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

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.

pcirani@tiscali.it

pcirani@tiscali.it - Mar 27, 2007 8:10 pm - Voted 10/10

Good...

shot, Dean! Cheers, Paolo

Dean

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

Re: Good...

Thank you Paolo. This guy was quite the poser.

pcirani@tiscali.it

pcirani@tiscali.it - 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

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

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

Re: He he....

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

ericnoel

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

Attack Squirrel in the News

He's migrated to Germany.

SteveOs

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

Snafflehound!

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

JDrake

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

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

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

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

This short nice video ...

... is almost incredible!

Claudio

Deb

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

SQUEEK!

:)

Curtissimo

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

maybe

maybe he just thought you were his mother.

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