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Day 2, This Chipmunk Is Way Too Smart

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  • Started 2 years ago by indianafrank
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  1. indianafrank

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    I was up all night. I checked "The Little Game Hunter" trap every hour. And every time I went to the basement to see if I caught the chipmunk, my cheese was gone. The thought of that little bastard getting fat and happy on my expensive cheese really bugs me.

    So I'm doing what pappymac suggested. I've baited "The Little Game Hunter" with peanut butter.

    Hope he likes Peter Pan, cause that's all I had.

    My wife wants me to take The Little Game Hunter trap back and get a refund cause it doesn't work.

    I told her it's not the traps fault I can't catch him. He's just one smart chipmunk. I hate to think that he, or she, is smarter than I am. That's another reason why I didn't get much sleep. I kept thinking about how that critter is out-smarting me.

    And now the neighbors are all laughing at me...and their calling me Alvin.

    I'll keep you posted!

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    Well, Alvin, they really like black oil sunflower seeds. Put some of those in your peanut butter. Best, Simon

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    Put a hula hoop in there, and you're sure to catch him.

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    And now the neighbors are all laughing at me...and their calling me Alvin.

    Always thought of you as more of a Theodore than Alvin.

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    frank, it is not good to be outsmarted by a chipmunk! I think if you put the peanut butter on there you will get him now. That can't miss. Or that trap stinks.

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    Feesh: up Frank you're eating the Peanut Butter..

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    As I previously stated... nerve gas.

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    Put a girl chipmunk in the trap.

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    Freak, where can you score a female chipmunk? And how do you know it's a straight male he has in his basement?

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    Those little critters appear to be smart. They build tunnels with various entrances in strategic places for escape. They size up a person or other animal before deciding their escape route. Rodents are generally intelligent, if only they weren't so fertile and so destructive. Mice, one at a time, are often beautiful little beings, bright shiny eyes and deft moves. My childhood pet hamsters were not as alert and active as wild rodents, but they had definite reasoning in escaping their cages. One of them invariably ended up in my sisters bed at night, with no prankish help from me. Wild rats find their way into lab rat facilities and eat the food and mate with the inmates. It requires a program of vigilance to keep them out, and they often overcome all efforts. So don't feel bad being outwitted by a chipmunk; they have small but well designed "personal computers."

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    Thanks to Freak, I'm now haunted by the image of an effeminate gay chipmunk who chatters with a lisp. If only I could draw... this would be a good subject.

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    Freak, where can you score a female chipmunk?

    Oh, you silly you. http://www.sexychipmunkstuts.com

    And how do you know it's a straight male he has in his basement?

    Sometimes you just have to think linear, N8. I don't think sexual deviancy is very common in the animal world. Give 'er a whirl, frank.

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    Thanks to Freak, I'm now haunted by the image of an effeminate gay chipmunk who chatters with a lisp. If only I could draw... this would be a good subject.

    I can draw, and I'm not touching that.

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    Toob, it is very common in the animal world.

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    Did you try talking to the chipmunk? Sometimes they are really reasonable.

    "I don't know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."
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    I bet a chipmunk can be bought out real cheap. They'll work for peanuts.

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    Those little critters appear to be smart.

    To MSO's point, don't forget that we basically evolved up from small mammals like these!

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    There are times when the Internet seems to provide FAR too much information.

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    It was the Internet where I read that gay dolphins screw each other in the blowhole. (Look it up. It's a thing.)

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    Have you considered subletting?

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    MSO - you give me a lot of hope for catching this critter.

    This info I'm getting is making me crazier than I already am.

    Girl chipmunks, buckshot, subletting. Well now I have even bigger problems. The entire family now wants to move in.

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    Yours? The critters? Can't blame either as the meals are free. Free cheese and peanut butter? I'm there!

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    The entire family now wants to move in.

    I'm tellin' ya frank! All you needs to do is borrow an owl from the zoo for a few days. Or a cat from the pound.

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    Another one of my footnotes: In UK, and other places for all I know, there is a rat fancy, like the cat fancy, where people breed and have shows for fancy rats, long-haired, different colors, bred for various sizes and body configurations. Since rats domesticate nicely (if you are a rat fancier) they can be quite companionable. How individuals in this hobby prevent soon having scores of rats on hand, I'm not sure; spay and neuter maybe.

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    Unless you're willing to adopt a cat you're pretty much screwed.

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    I know a guy who can mold little pieces of C4 to look just like a peanut . . . .

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    Chipmunk Pheromones. Oooo baby, baby.

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    We had the same problem one winter. Then a stray cat showed up at the door and wanted to come in. I think that she was following the herd. We obliged, and for a month, she brought us chipmunk tails. Now we have a happy cat and no more chipmunks.

    But my story pales in comparison to yours, Frank!

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    don't feel bad being outwitted by a chipmunk; they have small but well designed "personal computers."

    I once read that mice possess roughly the same intelligence and ability to learn and understand concepts as a dog, despite having a brain that is physically much, much smaller.

    So, yeah ... a rodent's brain is apparently pretty darned efficient.

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    I don't think brain size and intelligence are very well correlated. Most of our brain is unused and much of what we use goes towards memory. Animals are much more instinctual. But if size matters then whales are super-geniuses!

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