Chipmunks are small, striped squirrels. All species of chipmunks are found in North America, with the exception of the Siberian chipmunk, which is found in Asia. Invitation to the SQUIRREL's Gallery michellalonde.deviantart.com/g… Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
I find 'munks are pretty much fearless too. They will often saunter right up to people to take some offered food or just to check you out. It's like there are just so many of them that they never needed survival instincts to actually survive o_o
Many years ago, when I was a child, I had a tortoise shell cat who lost her litter of kittens. On several occasions, I saw her chase down chipmunks and pin them to the ground, and once to a tree branch. She would wash them and let them go. I will always remember seeing her from my bedroom window, on a large branch about twelve feet above ground, licking a chipmunk. We have chipmunks here, but they don't ever seem to climb trees, preferring to hide in the ground.
I held a chipmunk once, it had been chased by our outside cat and was exhausted. I picked him up and put him out in the woods where after he recovered he ran away.... it feels strange holding something wild like that...