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well after a month of setting traps a chipmunk was defeated by its own greed. The SOB had become so fat and had so much in its mouth that it got stuck going into its hole. He had a play date later that day with the lovable rocky, a 6 foot ball python.
i walked out of my house and saw the SOB dive into its hole. I couln't belive it when i saw that the hide legs were stuck out and wriggling. so i grabbed them and pulled. i then asked for some pliers so i could remove him without being biten. however that too would have been impossible. the chipmunks mouth was filled with sonflower seeds and corn. it didnt even spit them out to get away. after pulling it out it tried to bite the pliers but could not turn its head. after a quick knock to the head it fell limp. even then it didnt give up its prise. so i pried it away and put him in the freezer to kill of any parasites.
i will post pics.
also if you remember a year ago the pics of the chickens
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i dont normaly have issues with animals, but the neighbors went to the trouble of wipeing out the feral cats. also they go to the trouble of feeding the chipmunks. simply put the population is massive. might as well be a prarie dog colony in this area.
there is extensive damage done by chipmunks and there is a potential danger with this many small rodent like animals. around 7 live under the step infont of the house. infact they have done extensive damage to the steps. i'll need to recement them before it gets cold, agian. I was useing a humane trap, however my step dad is barrowing it. i dont mind a few chipmunks but there is just too many. nothing hear eats them. the cats have been killed off by my neighbor. he gives the SOB's bags of corn. he also feeds the squirrles, but they stay out of houses.
actualy this is only the second chipmunk i have killed this summer. both where fed to the snake. this one had gotten stuck in the hole that they made in the steps. when winter comes i may just gas the holes and get it done with. however i have captured 17 chipmunks, live. in the time sence around late may. all but one where taken to a reserve that is 4 miles from my house.
they may look cute but members of the squirrle family are fast reproducers and very destructive. infact a number of home insurance companies don't cover damage done by squirrles. i know my dad found that out, but before we had an squirrle damage. he had to have it added on. the step is an example. after years of chewing they have added over 15 holes to the step and foundation of the house. last year i cemented most of them up. this time i am gonna reinforce it with steel mesh. also i am gonna gas the dens before i do it.