Chip And His Family Are Moving!

United States
June 13, 2016 3:26pm CST
For the last week for unknown reasons, Chip decided to move from under our house to a stump located in the bushes. For the last week or so he has been cleaning out his old home by filling his cheeks with his stock pile of food. He runs back and forth, to and fro 20-30 times a day he's going across our deck. Every time we look there's Chip with his cheeks packed full. So what is the reason he's moving? Does he need more privacy for his girlfriend and baby or maybe its just the country setting that appeals to him?
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@Corbin5 (78261)
• United States
13 Jun 16
What a hardworking dad Chip happens to be. Chip perhaps got a promotion and can now afford a larger abode.
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• United States
13 Jun 16
@Corbin5 Perhaps he did get a promotion LOL
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@Marcyaz (36126)
• United States
13 Jun 16
Maybe he just needs a change of scenery. At least he is still in the area.
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• United States
13 Jun 16
@Marcyaz Yes perhaps and we are glad he's staying on our property as he is so cute and we enjoy watching him and his family.
@Marcyaz (36126)
• United States
14 Jun 16
@Butchcass4 It's like he is part of your family. lol
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• United States
19 Jun 16
@Marcyaz I know LOL it really feels like they are part of our family as we see them pretty much daily unless its raining they don't seem to like the rain as I don't either
@GardenGerty (89993)
• Marion, Kansas
20 Jun 16
Having not been in on the earlier saga of chip, I can only guess that he is some type of ground squirrel. It may be that some predator has discovered his happy home under your house and he is vacating the premises before the predator eats him and his family and his food supply. My other thought would be that there may be a mechanical problem to do with your house that is disturbing his happy abode.
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• United States
22 Jun 16
@GardenGerty Actually it is a chipmunk. What you said may be exactly why they moved. Only God knows, but they didn't move far and we still see them daily.
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@GardenGerty (89993)
• Marion, Kansas
22 Jun 16
@Butchcass4 It would make me wonder if there was a water leak.
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• United States
22 Jun 16
@GardenGerty Oh Lord have mercy I sure hope not!
• United States
13 Jun 16
Maybe there was too much noise in the house above so the stump , being by itself, was a quiet home front he and hi little family needed
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• United States
13 Jun 16
@enlightenedpsych2 Perhaps there was too much commotion for him and his family only God knows why he's moving out hopefully he'll still come on our deck once he's all moved in!
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• United States
13 Jun 16
@Butchcass4 of course he'll return, they understand love better than we do
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• United States
19 Jun 16
@enlightenedpsych2 I never thought of that. They seem to be very skiddish but will stare at us sometimes as they are going across our deck LOL.
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@KristenH (19750)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
13 Jun 16
I don't know. I hope it's for all the right reasons for him to move.
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• United States
13 Jun 16
@KristenH I'm with you I don't know for sure either. He sure seems to know exactly what he's doing though. He is definately on a mission. He's really a hard working chipmunk thats for sure. I'm worn out just watching him. Back and forth to and fro he goes
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@KristenH (19750)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
13 Jun 16
@Butchcass4 Poor Dale!
@sharon6345 (105630)
• United States
13 Jun 16
Maybe he wants a better view Awesome.
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• United States
13 Jun 16
@sharon6345 Could be for sure. Who can know the mind of a squirrel but God Himself.