No chipmunks allowed here

Breaking news! There’s a difference between a chipmunk and a ground squirrel, and I didn’t know it. So when we all thought ground squirrels were the guilty rodents storing acorns and other materials in the air conditioning vents in the car, we were very wrong.

We know this now, because the creature or creatures we thought were birds behind the chimney of the house were, in fact, not birds at all.

When we first heard the scrabbling noise, it sounded as though it was coming from the porch roof. I thought it might be a bird making a nest in the gutter. It has

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