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Wildalaska
July 27, 2009, 11:04 PM
Dudes I kid you not they are out there, eating cornflakes, traumatizing pets....


From the Sun
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2554330/Killer-chipmunk-chases-pet-cat-First-pic-of-rodent-wild-in-UK-as-fears-grow.html

THIS chipmunk charged a pet cat twice its size in the first of a wave of rodent attacks feared to hit Britain.

The crazed critter dived through a hole in a fence and hurtled towards dozing Sage.

The startled moggie sprang up and had to fend off the ten-inch long rodent in their garden battle.

Colin Phillips, 38 - whose son Lucas, 12, owns Sage - managed to grab the first pictures of a wild chipmunk in the UK.

He fears the disease-riddled vermin may strike again.

And last night motorist Doreen Walker told how she ran down a chipmunk - as FIVE of the foreign rodents scampered across the road in front of her.

The Sun told yesterday how thousands of Siberian chipmunks have escaped or been released into the wild by traders or pet owners.

The Channel Tunnel is also being monitored in case the rodents - which have wreaked havoc in France - pour through into Britain.

Shaken Colin, of Stafford, Staffs, said: "I've seen chipmunks in America and know they can be vicious and bite.

"Sage was dozing when the chipmunk jumped through the fence. It was clearly going for the cat.

"The chipmunk got within six inches of Sage and was about to pounce when she lashed out then bit it.

"What happened next was alarming. It started bouncing up and down about a foot in the air.

"It was an extraordinary reaction - some sort of extreme defence mechanism. Sage finished it off. It was a case of kill or be killed.

"When I read about killer chipmunks in The Sun, I knew that's what I'd seen."

Meanwhile Doreen, 61, spotted a chipmunk family on a country road driving from Otley to her home in Leeds, West Yorks.

She said: "They appeared from the undergrowth, I was stunned.

"I hadn't a clue what they were. I tried to brake but I couldn't avoid one of them."

Doreen searched online for the animals - which had distinctive reddish-brown stripes on their backs. She identified them as Tamias Sibiricus, the Siberian chipmunk.

She alerted environmental department Defra, saying: "I am glad The Sun has highlighted the danger of these chipmunks.

"They looked cute but it sounds like people should keep well away."

Siberian chipmunks can be infected with Lyme disease, which targets the nervous system and can be fatal for humans.

They can even have rabies.

Government conservation agency Natural England warned the public that if they see a chipmunk they should try to contain it in a cardboard box - as long as they can avoid being bitten - then call the RSPCA.

They said that any chipmunks spotted were probably escaped pets, but added: "All introduced species are a potential threat to our native wildlife."
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Now the Brits have been disarmed totally, so it is up to us to help our cousins across the pond...

Whats the best caliber when you see them outside?

Or inside...what if they are biting your Crunchy Nuts?

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2558075/Killer-chipmunk-invades-kitchen.html

(I cant stand it you have GOT to click on the link!)

Lets support our allies? What guns do we need?

WildanddontforgettacticsAlaska TM

PS

Shaken Colin, of Stafford, Staffs, said: "I've seen chipmunks in America and know they can be vicious and bite.

Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahsnorksnofdribblebwaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahaha :) :) :)

hogdogs
July 27, 2009, 11:12 PM
The venerable .30-06 or .300 win mag oughta about do the trick!:eek::D
Brent

Tucker 1371
July 27, 2009, 11:24 PM
I'd use my .22 chipmunk I got when I was 7... how's that for 40 grains of 22 caliber irony? :D

Dave R
July 27, 2009, 11:30 PM
I just took my family camping this weekend, and I can testify that those little buggers are getting brash! My lil' girls fed them a few times. Then they started coming closer. Running BETWEEN OUR FEET! And while we were doing the dishes, they JUMPED UP ON THE TABLE AND STARTED RAIDING OUR TRASH SACK!

My lil' girls started worrying about the safety of their open toes. Its that bad.

Caliber? A .177 airgun is sufficient. But...if you want a sure 1-stop shot, I would go with a .17 HMR, or even a .17 centerfire!

Tactics? BAIT!

Fire from a secure position, and be sure to check six. No telling when they'll start using cooperative tactics.

Casimer
July 27, 2009, 11:52 PM
10" Chipmunks!

Since the Brits only have air rifles, at this point, I'd guess either .177 or .22 @ 800+ FPS.

oneway
July 28, 2009, 07:24 AM
450 Marlin.

Doodlebugger45
July 28, 2009, 07:46 AM
Normally I would say my 7 mm mag, but that's only for the long open shots out at 200 yards or so. But chipmunks definitely fall into the dangerous game category and I often encounter them in the dense woods and brush. For that reason I want to carry my 45-70 loaded with hard cast bullets. The 405 grain bullets seem to penetrate the best. I don't worry about expansion, I just want deep penetration to penetrate that tough skin and massive bones.

cgbills
July 28, 2009, 08:03 AM
50 BMG

jgcoastie
July 28, 2009, 08:12 AM
Screw all the lightweights with their .50 BMG and 45-70 pansy cartridges... It's time for a full-on war with these monsters... I'm thinking 25mm & 76mm bombardment should weaken their reinforced defensive positions in the "undergrowth".

We'll all need body armor and thermal resistant suits, I hear that the chipmunks have teamed up with a TFL poster from the T&T board buying up a lot of thermal imaging devices from the black market.

grymster2007
July 28, 2009, 08:40 AM
Why not just send hogdogs over there? I'm pretty sure he eats those things.

Brian Pfleuger
July 28, 2009, 09:54 AM
For the love of all that is holy and good....


some people REALLY need to enlarge their worlds. "I've seen chipmunk's in America... can be viscous and bite."


I'm going to say that a pellet gun or a size 5 or larger Nike will do the trick....

hogdogs
July 28, 2009, 10:05 AM
While I sure would eat one long before losing any weight... They make better scooby snacks if juniors pet Boa "Eva Braun" is too full of squirrels.
But we don't have them little mini squirrels here. Eva would need one a day compared to one squirrel per week.
Brent

tmd11111
July 28, 2009, 10:17 AM
I'm thinking an A-10 Warthog.

30mm @ 6000rpm. A couple of 2 or 3 second bursts should do it.

:eek::eek:

stargazer65
July 28, 2009, 10:23 AM
I saw in a movie where a half dozen guys got killed by a rabbit that jumped up and slit their throats. It may or may not have been a true story, I don't know; but I'm sure the (stunt?) rabbit they used was trained to kill. They eventually had to use a hand grenade to get rid of it.

Brian Pfleuger
July 28, 2009, 10:34 AM
I saw in a movie where a half dozen guys got killed by a rabbit that jumped up and slit their throats. It may or may not have been a true story, I don't know; but I'm sure the (stunt?) rabbit they used was trained to kill. They eventually had to use a hand grenade to get rid of it.

Not a "hand grenade" my friend, THE Holy Hand Grenade. :D

goodspeed(TPF)
July 28, 2009, 11:14 AM
Mortar fire. Helps keep your distance so when they splatter you don't get that awful rabies zombie virus on you. Napalm works wonders too.

cgbills
July 28, 2009, 11:32 AM
screw it nuke england, they are too dangerous to take chances with.

oneway
July 28, 2009, 11:37 AM
I no longer deer hunt in Southern Indiana because I was ambushed by a whole herd of them before daylight in 2003. I am now unable to work and I'm still recovering from my wounds. I don't know if that scratch will ever heal.

meanoldman
July 28, 2009, 01:54 PM
It's England-I think they are limited to sling shots over there.

Pahoo
July 28, 2009, 02:17 PM
You may have to "Recalibrate" your wording;.. ;)

Now then, are these the more aggresive Saber-Toothed Chimunks or the Standard issue Siberian Chipmunks? No matter as a good Rat trap may be in order. Just make sure you anchor it down. I usually bate it with Corn Flake dough balls or Peanut Butter.


Be Safe !!!

Vanya
July 28, 2009, 03:00 PM
It's England-I think they are limited to sling shots over there.
Nah, they have airguns, they'll be fine. But the RSPCA won't like it if people start shooting the little darlings -- they even get after The Queen. :eek:

Dudes I kid you not they are out there, eating cornflakes, traumatizing pets....

"Sage was dozing when the chipmunk jumped through the fence. It was clearly going for the cat.
"The chipmunk got within six inches of Sage and was about to pounce when she lashed out then bit it.
"What happened next was alarming. It started bouncing up and down about a foot in the air.
"It was an extraordinary reaction - some sort of extreme defence mechanism. Sage finished it off. It was a case of kill or be killed.

Traumatized?? Nah, again. That was the best day of that cat's life... :D

Wildalaska
July 28, 2009, 03:12 PM
Because of my love of real football, I have to read the British papers every day...

I learn all sorts of new words...like Moggie :D The etymology is somewhat risque

WildthebestdayofthemoggieslifeAlaska ™

JagFarlane
July 28, 2009, 04:56 PM
Traumatized?? Nah, again. That was the best day of that cat's life...

-chuckles- was gonna say...I have a 20lb tomcat that would be in heaven...all the fresh meat he could ever want.

Vanya
July 28, 2009, 05:23 PM
I learn all sorts of new words...like Moggie The etymology is somewhat risque

WildthebestdayofthemoggieslifeAlaska ™
I know it's not a thong, but... here ya go, Wild:

http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=50152&stc=1&d=1248819575

hellokittyissoold

kkb
July 28, 2009, 05:26 PM
Nuke 'em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

Telgriff
July 28, 2009, 05:55 PM
Nuke 'em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

Beat me to it darnit.

IT does make it hard to get rid of these little creeps when the laws are so tight there, a few groups of people with air rifles would drop that population pretty fast... if they can hunt a fox with a pack of horses... surely some air rifles is fair game?

hogdogs
July 28, 2009, 06:01 PM
if they can hunt a fox with a pack of horses...
IIRC, They already banned that too!:D
Brent

Telgriff
July 28, 2009, 06:04 PM
I revert to my previous statement of nuking from orbit then :D

Art Eatman
July 28, 2009, 07:14 PM
Wuz stopped at a scenic-view spot in the upper Colorado River valley. Chipmunks all over the place, begging from tourists. One family from maybe Arkansas had Grampaw, Grammaw, parents and kids putting the optic lock on the world at large. One of the kids came up to Grampaw, pointed to a chipmunk, and asked, "Grampaw, Grampaw, what's 'em?"

Grampaw cogitated for a long moment and then pronounced in all seriousness, "Em's bivvers."

Ever since then, any time I see a chipmunk...

stevelyn
July 28, 2009, 07:53 PM
The greatest chipmunk turning inside out cartridge they is...... the .17HMR. :cool:

grymster2007
July 28, 2009, 08:40 PM
Grampaw cogitated for a long moment and then pronounced in all seriousness, "Em's bivvers." Makes me wonder what the answer is when the kid points to a bivver and asks "what's that Grampaw?"

Ian0351
July 28, 2009, 09:34 PM
Makes me wonder what the answer is when the kid points to a bivver and asks "what's that Grampaw?"

"ems plattypusses"?

in all seriousness (ha, in this thread?) I'd go for any shotgun loaded with rock salt... for Eva's sake. British food categorically needs a ton of NaCl to be palatable.

LanceOregon
July 28, 2009, 09:42 PM
People are so desperate and starving in the horrific military dictatorship that now exists inside Burma, that they are having to hunt rats for food.

Here is a photo taken by a local press photographer of some kids showing off their trophies after a successful hunt.

I wonder, what caliber would be appropriate for hunting these big buggers? Just look at that huge one on the left!!


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3641/3584851555_eb2ed6c586_o.jpg

Bigfatts
July 29, 2009, 05:32 PM
If you're on the ground where these things can get at you quick I would suggest nothing less than a Searcy .500 Nitro Express double. You never know if you'll need a quick second shot, especially if you run across one of the dreaded Cape Chipmunks. And of course you need a reliable friend or guide to back you up. Something along the lines of a .600 OverKill should be an adequate stopper.

YARDDOG(1)
July 29, 2009, 08:22 PM
.22 LR will do it no problem ;)

TYM2MOTR
July 30, 2009, 12:41 AM
Every so often it seems my place is over run with chipmunks...very entertaining. I don't mind them gleaning under the bird feeders, exploring the garage or even their many burrows in the flower garden (which is approaching the consistency of Swiss Cheese). As I live in the country every once in a while there appears a nuisance animal that just begs for dispatch, last summer it was Evil Chippie. Maybe not a nasty Siberian, but an evil Eastern Chipmunk non the less. Although he seemed to have a penchant for nailing ground feeding birds the decision was made one afternoon when he committed the swift coldblooded murder of a rival chipmunk under a bird feeder by the patio during a family picnic...bye bye. A few days later 10 pumps on a Crosman .177 pellet classic air pistol at about 50 ft worked just fine.

BlackFeather
July 30, 2009, 01:06 AM
10MM colt 1911 with extended mags and an 8 gauge for the big groups...

Wildalaska
July 30, 2009, 01:13 AM
Its getting worse.......

Mum attacked by killer chipmunk

By ANTONELLA LAZZERI

Published: Today

A YOUNG mum told yesterday how she is too frightened to go in her garden - after she was attacked by a "killer" Siberian chipmunk.

Roxanne Whelan spotted two of the snappy critters when she popped out of her house for a ciggie.

One ran towards her and hopped on a sofa she keeps in the garden, a couple of feet away from her.

Roxanne, 20, said: "It was staring right at me and wasn't frightened of me at all. The next thing I knew it was jumping straight towards me and went on the attack.

"I thought it was going to bite me. I screamed my head off and ran for the kitchen door, then banged it shut and sat quaking inside."
Overrun

The mum, who has a five-month-old son, Kye, added: "Now I'm too scared to go in the garden and worried about the baby.

"I can't even smoke because I don't want to go out there."

The attack in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, is the latest in a string of skirmishes involving Siberian chipmunks, which have a nasty bite and can carry Lyme disease and rabies.

The Sun has told how northern France has been overrun by 100,000 chipmunks descended from just 17 that escaped from a Belgian park in 1980.

Some are thought to have sneaked into Britain via the Eurotunnel. Another 30 escaped from a Berkshire park in 2005. Roxanne went on to the internet after her confrontation to find out what the creatures were.

She said: "I realised they were Siberian chipmunks.

"I'd read about them in The Sun but never thought I would come face to face with them in my garden.

"I had to put a bin out, which I did in two seconds flat because I was convinced they would attack me again.

"And I've blocked up any way I can see of them getting in the house."

The RSPCA says anyone coming across a Siberian chipmunk should contain it in a box or shed, then call the Food and Environment Research Agency on 01904 462000.

HAVE you seen a chipmunk? Call our chipmunk hotline on 020 7782 4103.
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2562305/Mum-attacked-by-killer-chipmunk.html

(You MUST check out the pic of Roxanne getting attacked :eek::eek:)
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This is serious...what if they hop a freighter, come into the East Coast and then interbreed with our local chips? Super Killer chipmunks...England is doomed but we can still fight....I'm thinkin' semi auto .505Gibbs.....

WildvisciouslittlecreaturesAlaska TM

riggins_83
July 30, 2009, 01:47 AM
12 Gauge with 00 Buck :)

Skan21
July 30, 2009, 02:57 AM
It's.....A.....Chipmunk. Seriously. I'm a bit scared that this made the news. There is absolutely nothing in Britain more newsworthy than crazy chipmunks?
I'm thinking a .444 marlin should do the trick though. No cleanup, and fun for the whole family!

Vanya
July 30, 2009, 12:05 PM
Actually, those Siberian Chipmunks are larval coyotes. Just wait until next spring, when they emerge from their cocoons, and read the British tabloids then...

Ian0351
July 30, 2009, 12:54 PM
I will say that I am surprised that no one has brought up the .557 T-Rex... the shells are almost as big AS a chipmunk.

Wild: is this is a legitimate news publication or a tabloid with a good sports section? The photoshopped chippy attack and the 13 and counting mommy give me pause to question the rag's credibility! The only British paper I'm familiar with is the International edition of the Telegraph.

Wildalaska
July 30, 2009, 01:00 PM
Wild: is this is a legitimate news publication or a tabloid with a good sports section?

Its a combination of the NY Post and the National Enquirer:D. Keeps me abreast of the footie news in simple 12 year old language and I get to see nudie pics wihtout SWMBO beating me to death (No sweetie thats a pop up, I'm reading about Man City)...

Plus its got all the Amy Winehouse news:p

WildweaselsrippedmyfleshAlaska ™

Ian0351
July 30, 2009, 01:11 PM
I had a feeling that was the nature of this publication...

Ianatleastontheirsideofthepondthetabloidsandpopupsareworthreading0351

Fremmer
July 30, 2009, 01:38 PM
Here in the midwest, the chipmunks are especially large and aggressive. They often reach 30-40 pounds as adults, and are known for charging during the Winter, when their food supply dries up and they get hungry. The males become especially aggressive during the chipmunk rutt. Anyway, most folks consider the .308 Winchester as the minimum caliber for munks. You have to have at least a 30 caliber round to stop that charge.

grymster2007
July 30, 2009, 01:49 PM
http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=50220&stc=1&d=1248979756

Dave R
July 30, 2009, 03:37 PM
OOOOOOOOOooooooooohhhhh YYEEeeaaahhhhhh.

Evolution creates the perfect anti-chipmunk critter.

KLRANGL
July 30, 2009, 04:56 PM
One chipmunk stew coming right up!

Huntergirl
July 30, 2009, 05:53 PM
22mag.
Sie sint spinnert. Es ist kine problem, Sie sint ein grosser problem....:D

simonkenton
July 31, 2009, 04:08 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v644/simonkenton/pix1321206750.jpg

The Minske-Laarson 409 harpoon gun gets the job done.

Brian Pfleuger
August 1, 2009, 04:06 PM
This is the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen. I'm embarrassed for them.

http://img.thesun.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00856/SNN3015CHIPMUNK_280_856082j.jpg

Fremmer
August 1, 2009, 05:32 PM
Those munks look hungry, lol. :D

Art Eatman
August 1, 2009, 07:46 PM
Enuf redickledockle for one thread...

Scorch
August 3, 2009, 02:33 PM
Either a 3-wood or a 2-iron will work just fine. For in-close work, a pitching wedge will take them out and chip them into the neighbor's yard. But for real-world fun, there is nothing like a Louisville Slugger!

grymster2007
August 3, 2009, 03:41 PM
I'm gonna guess that Art meant to lock this one. :)

TYM2MOTR
August 4, 2009, 05:04 PM
Are Jarts still legal in England? That would be 3 points for a ringer and 2 bonus points for the chipmunk...

Art Eatman
August 4, 2009, 09:21 PM
Well, I wuz gonna close it, and then I got to thinking.

That's dangerous.

The obvious solution, seems to me is (are you ready?) the Tactical Fly Swatter! Since those are pretty much a necessity for protection of your favorite bevarge when relaxing in camp, they'd be handy-dandy when one of the pestiferous little critters commits felonious assault on your chips or Fritos.

grymster2007
August 5, 2009, 08:14 AM
Enuf redickledockle for one thread...

handy-dandy when one of the pestiferous little critters commits felonious assault on your chips or Fritos.

Guess not. :)

Fremmer
August 5, 2009, 10:58 AM
Chips or fritos? Are we lookin' at the same pic? Them munks ain't going after no chips or fritos, lol........

Vanya
August 5, 2009, 11:18 AM
The obvious solution, seems to me is (are you ready?) the Tactical Fly Swatter! Since those are pretty much a necessity for protection of your favorite bevarge when relaxing in camp, they'd be handy-dandy when one of the pestiferous little critters commits felonious assault on your chips or Fritos.
When it comes to the dreaded Campsite Chippy, I've had good results with the Tactical Rock, myself...

Unless the Tactical Fly Swatter has a bit more heft to it than the regular ones... oh, right, the light mounted on the shaft takes care of that.

Wildalaska
August 5, 2009, 12:28 PM
The Sun now sets on the british empire.

WildohbrittaniabrittaniaruledthewavesbutChimunksnowhavemadebritonslavesAlaska TM

GAWD SAVE THE QUEEN!!!!!

PS...please mods leave this open a bit Im going to post a link to it n the Sun!

Vanya
August 5, 2009, 12:40 PM
The Sun now sets on the british empire.
And I bet those chipmunks are nocturnal. It won't help them.

GAWD SAVE THE QUEEN!!!!!
She, however, can take care of herself. Look what she did to those poor innocent wounded pheasants a few years back. (And then had the gall to show up at church the next day with pheasant pheathers in her hat. She's my hero.) :D

Dr. Strangelove
August 5, 2009, 02:41 PM
He has singlehandedly rid the yard of the evil chipmunk menace. Just look at that icy stare... I'm not sure what cat-a-ber he is... about 9 pound domestic shorthair...

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/jthibodeau/IMG_0165-1.jpg

jgcoastie
August 6, 2009, 12:58 AM
Sarah Palin... 'Nuff said...

http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=50401&d=1249538279

flyboy14
August 6, 2009, 07:48 PM
I'd feel under gunned with anything under a 416. You could try something smaller, but you would be taking your life into your own hands.:D flyboy