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Don't tell PETA
« on: June 30, 2015, 12:02:12 PM »
I had been noticing chipmunks coming out of the engine compartment of my truck, my sawmill, our barn, the neighbors barn that is right on the edge of our line, and also noticed some plants getting destroyed and holes in the ground all over the place. I decided to thin them a little. I figured if I could get 4 or 5 of them it would take care of the problem.  3 weeks ago I set out my 5 gallon pail half full of water with sunflower sees floating in it. I added two more pails on different parts of our property. Maybe 200 feet at the most between them.

I just came in from checking my traps today. As of today, in 3 weeks and one day, I have caught 111.1 of the little buggers!! (the point one was a mouse)  I'm still seeing just as many of them running around as I did before I started and even more holes dug around the yard.  Holy crap. Clearly, if you see 2, you have twenty.  The most I have caught at one time, in one bucket, having missed one day of checking, as I usually check a couple times a day, was 10 chipmunks. Today I had 3 in one pail, and one each in the others.  I hate to have to do this, but they are destructive little buggers to say the least.
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Re: Don't tell PETA
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2015, 12:10:24 PM »
That's a lot of body bags :o :o :o :o :o :o

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Re: Don't tell PETA
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2015, 12:12:23 PM »
If I had know from the start, I could have made me a blanket!  :D
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Re: Don't tell PETA
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2015, 12:21:56 PM »
Good for you and good for the neighborhood (but not the monks' hood).
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Re: Don't tell PETA
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2015, 12:35:35 PM »
Just sounds like dirt-less gardening to me. It's not your fault the little bat rastards clumb in and tried to them seeds. 8)
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Re: Don't tell PETA
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2015, 01:37:38 PM »
better check your engine compartment.
I had chipmunks fill my air box of my Toyota chock full of acorns. 
Found out when I did not have power to pass somebody going 40mph, and was looking under hood to figure out why.
Thank goodness for air filter.

I also had a ford expedition (same time) and the little buggers filled the top of the hood insulation with so many acorns, I could barely lift the hood.
Had to get wife to hold the hood release while I lifted.

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Re: Don't tell PETA
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2015, 01:52:49 PM »
Many years ago I rescued one from our cat and kept it in a bird cage in the house and the day I was going to release it I found it had escaped. I was heading back overseas to work and my wife raised sand about it loose in the house. My son caught it a couple days later then it escaped a week or so after that. Went through the Thxgiving and Christmas holidays with 2 cats and 3 dogs in the house with no sign of Simon. Then one day wife and son sitting watching TV and it came out of portable dishwasher and ran to dogfood dish and started stuffing dog food in cheeks. Son grabbed for it and he munk had got so fat he could not get inside quick enough. They took dishwasher apart and found 25 lbs of dry dogfood stored in there.

Gave Simon to a friend and come Spring she released it. I wonder now if chipmunk what filled my ATV with acorns last year? That's gratitude for you.
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Re: Don't tell PETA
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2015, 02:02:00 PM »
The truck in the woods, that had not been ran in about two months, got an oil change and going over this month. The air filter box was plum full of acorns.
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Re: Don't tell PETA
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2015, 03:24:24 PM »
So sorry to hear that the little buggers failed their swimming lessons.
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« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2015, 05:06:29 PM »
I am just glad to get the bucket with water and sunflower seed ideal.
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« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2015, 05:12:15 PM »
I don't think I've seen 111 in my life! :o I see a few each year at the cabin property, but not that many.
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Re: Don't tell PETA
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2015, 06:08:33 PM »
I have never had a problem with them, They make a hole the size of a golf ball in the ground and don't bother anything here.
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« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2015, 06:16:52 PM »
At our place, Chipmunks, Red Squirrels, Gray Squirrels & Starlings are TARGETS!
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Re: Don't tell PETA
« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2015, 07:06:18 PM »
111.1 and counting is astounding. :o  With no natural predators, I guess there is nothing to keep them in check. 
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Re: Don't tell PETA
« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2015, 07:18:51 PM »
And like I said, no sign that I have dented them yet.
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« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2015, 08:37:26 PM »
111,that's a mighty lot.   :o
 I had a cat that would caught one just about every week. I always said there is not a chipmuck in a square mile of this place.
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« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2015, 09:28:44 PM »
we have a lot of the cute little buggers, don't seem to cause much for problems
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« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2015, 10:01:16 PM »
Thy don't stand a chance here I now have 14 hungry cats that I know of :o
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« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2015, 11:13:55 PM »
And I think it's mice that put acorns in things. Alven lives in the ground.
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Re: Don't tell PETA
« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2015, 11:19:34 PM »
You'd be wrong there. Alvin stores nuts everywhere. Believe me, we have plenty to observe. They don't just live in the ground. They will live in your house when they chew through your soffit. I've trapped several out of the house with rat traps after they get in. If you try and nail them out, if they had young in your house, they will chew through what ever they have to to get back in again.  They will chew wiring out of a truck or sawmill and they will make holes in the ground that can break your ankle.
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