Unbeknownst phenomena: bloodthirsty brain-eating chipmunk 🐿...

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1eyefishing

...just joking, seriously.
One of the grackles swarming my bird feeder met his untimely demise this morning and after a couple minutes on the ground, I noticed one of my nearly pet chipmunks lapping up the blood, repositioning the carcass for more and then even pulling and tugging some mouthfuls out for consumtion...
Who knew?


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NCHillbilly

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Don't go to sleep in the yard. :bounce:

Most squirrels will eat meat every chance they get. Gray squirrels kill and eat lots of baby birds, and eat the eggs from the nests, too. I've seen squirrels eating roadkill. I guess chippers have a lot of the same tastes.
 

NCHillbilly

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The brown-headed cowbirds are the ones here that need to get eaten by chipmunks.
 
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1eyefishing

...just joking, seriously.
The brown-headed cowbirds are the ones here that need to get eaten by chipmunks.
I hate those. There on my naughty list. They are like The Australian cuckoo in that they lay their eggs in other birds nests and their young outgrow and out-eat the competition.
 

NCHillbilly

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I hate those. There on my naughty list. They are like The Australian cuckoo in that they lay their eggs in other birds nests and their young outgrow and out-eat the competition.
Yep. I hate them.
 
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1eyefishing

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greg j

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I don't believe there's any animal out there that won't eat meat when it gets a chance.
I've seen a cow on my uncles farm eat a chicken once and watched videos of deer eating the heads off baby birds.
 

NCHillbilly

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I don't believe there's any animal out there that won't eat meat when it gets a chance.
I've seen a cow on my uncles farm eat a chicken once and watched videos of deer eating the heads off baby birds.
I read once about an incident at one of those "body farms" where they put human bodies out in the woods and stuff and study how they decompose and such to learn more about forensic pathology. They had pictures of a deer chewing on a human body and pulling out a rib bone and carrying it off chewing on it.
 
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