Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Who's the predator now?

My hubby, the hard of hearing wonderful man who is always tinkering, sometimes spends an afternoon watching loud, banshee screaming Netflix movies. Lately he's been hooked on ZOO (I think) where the animals turn on humans.

You can't convince me that people aren't affected by what they view. He had a near escape and then told me about what happened yesterday.

After viewing an entire reverse food chain series, he turned off the TV and headed to the back yard to do something in the shed. As he exited the shed and walked into the yard, he froze in his tracks. He saw both of the wild critters on the patio. They stopped in their tracks, too. They glared at him, then they gave each other a signal to attack, and both of them charged at him. Fearing the worst, he FROZE as they split up. One went to his left and the other to his right. He didn't know which way to look.

Those fat chipmunks have been camping out or preparing their winter home under the shed for a week now. When I sit on the patio to read, they zip by me, hang by their legs over a ledge and look me up and down, then jump in the sedum flowers and tear off across the yard. One goes to the right, and one to the left. ALWAYS. I'm pretty sure they're strategy is to avoid a hungry hawk nearby.

Can you imagine what they thought about the 6' 2" predator standing in their way? I know what he thought about those two cuties! And I have been laughing ever since. 

8 comments:

Susan said...

Ha! No war paint necessary. Don't see too many chippies around here. It's squirrel and woodchuck territory. And believe me, if I could send all of "those" animals packing, I'd be a happy camper. Susan

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

We have a couple of fat chipmunks in our backyard. They terrorize the dogs. lol Rigby and Penny (the dogs) always give chase, and the chipmunks disappear in a snap. What makes me laugh is that they wait till the dogs hit the second set of stairs coming off the deck before they vamoose. They seem to know the canines don't have time to catch them.

Sioux said...

Neil Diamond sings a song that begins with "Porcupine pie, porcupine pie..."

Was Bill going to be part of that pie for the porcupines?

Bookie said...

Yes, it is squirrels here too. Many all over the place...summer has been quiet and they stayed out of reach of dog...suddenly bunches on deck and yard and fence. Did the grown children return home for the winter?????

Val said...

He is lucky they didn't attack! I have been BITTEN by one, with those long pointy teeth. Did you know that nobody, including a school nurse and a county health center nurse, can tell you whether or not chipmunks carry rabies? An emergency tetanus shot later, I stopped thinking chipmunks are cute. That wasn't ALVIN fanging my thumb!

Chatty Crone said...

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Daisy said...

Haha! Your critters don't sound too dangerous. We don't have chipmunks here, but we have a couple of squirrels that hang around.

Tammy said...

I giggled mightily and then read Val's account. Who knew they really DO attack? Sounds like a perfect Halloween horror movie to me.