Friday, September 29, 2006

Chipmunk Status

This is either good news or bad, but when I got home from work today, the chipmunk was gone. It was alive this morning, and managed to move. Maybe it was in shock and managed to kick it into gear today. We don't have any predators that would have eaten it, at least not usually. There have been reports of coyotes, but I've never seen one. I saw a fox last winter, but that's it. My guess is that the little fella worked out his problems and got back to the business of picking up nuts. I would know if he was dead.

The next time something like this happens, I'll call the vet in the morning.

Thanks for all the advice. It's nice to see that so many people care about our tiny neighbors.

By the way, as to my previous long post about my "uncle" Mark; I have his email address thanks to my "aunt." All quotes are because these are not blood relations, but honorifics that only have historical significance. Someone once said to hang onto your friends. I've lost too many in my life to afford the loss of any more.

7 comments:

Bernita said...

Very glad.
Might suggest if there is a next time, that providing sugar water might work as emergency first aid until a vet or animal rescue.

magnetbabe said...

Yaaaaay chipmunk!!!

Ultra Toast Mosha God said...

what magnet said.

Jada's Gigi said...

Yay! I thought he might do okay back in his natural environment...

Kathleen said...

I'm just happy that your readers are all animal lovers. With all the people around here who kill chipmunks, I was beginning to think I was the only one who liked them.

Moni said...

Awwe!

Beth said...

Scott, you have a caring spirit. I love chipmunks so did some back story and was glad to read this ending. =)