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Re: chipmunks was: birds and other critters

David - Sound like Jesse you do. All she has to say at her house is
"Repeat after me...." and the kids chime in - in unison "we know Mom,
people are stupid" and then her husband rolls his eyes. Hilarious it is.


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: David Franzman <dfranzma@pacbell.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Mon, 17 Feb 2003 23:20:08 -0800

>Marge you crack me up.  Chatting with you is like having Audubon (sp) as
>a friend.  Anyway pretty interesting stuff about chippies...no not the
>cops Nora.  (Our state troopers are known as California Highway Patrol or
>Chips for short.  Hence the TV program)  My only problem with the url you
>sent was that the opening few sentences made the little buggers sound
>down right nice and friendly.  And I quote
>"An encounter with a chipmunk often provides a child with a captivating
>first experience of a wild mammal in it's natural setting."
>Yes, that's probably true.  However, it also could have your kid wind up
>with a very nasty series of rabies shots or worse yet have the poor
>little blighter sitting at the table foaming at the mouth while you're
>trying to get him to eat his spinach.  Wild animals are just
>that...wild.  They should not be approached nor should you have your
>toddler pet the cute chipmunk for goodness sakes.
>Reminds me of those people you see getting real close to the bison in
>Yellowstone trying to take the close-up of a real live buffalo.  Some
>people are SO stupid!  I love it.  Makin the Darwin awards.
>Marge Talt wrote:
>> Well, curiosity finally won and did a little Googling for chippers.
>> Found this Canadian site with good info. plus a map of N. America
>> showing the range of the - would you believe - 21 species that live
>> on this continent!
>> http://www.cws-scf.ec.gc.ca/hww-fap/hww-fap.cfm?ID_species=56&lang=e
>> Map shows why you don't have them, Andrea and why they aren't found
>> in S. CA...
>> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
>> mtalt@hort.net
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>> > From: Andrea H <hodgesaa@islc.net>
>> >
>> > Marge-we don't have chipmunks here, but did when I lived in the
>> upper part
>> > of the state. So my guess is they stop somewhere mid-South
>> Carolina. Don't
>> > know why we don't have them here. Too hot?
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Pam Evans
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