Trapping Chipmunks:


I’ve become obsessed with trapping chipmunks. It’s now a family affair. Each day the girls get the peanut butter crackers ready and we set the traps. These are live traps with the intention of trapping them and going to release them far, far away. It hasn’t quite yet gone as planned. So far my efforts have resulted in the following:

1) Peanut butter cracker gone. Trap didn’t go off.  Chipmunks 1 – Hampton’s 0

2)Peanut butter cracker gone, Trap set off, No Chipmunk (don’t ask, I have no idea) Chipmunks 2 – Hampton’s 0

3) Peanut butter cracker gone, Trap set off, I’m at work and get a text we’ve caught!. . . .a squirrel. The girls released the squirrel and the chipmunks laughed. Chipmunks 3 – Hampton’s 0 – Squirrels 0

The reason I’m trying to catch these little guys is that they are digging holes all through my backyard and it is irritating the crap out of me. Oh yeah, about this time someone always says, “uh, are you sure it’s chipmunks? Are you sure it’s not moles?” Listen to me, I know what a mole is and what a mole does. It’s chipmunks, trust me. they dig holes behind my rock walls and build their little tunnels and my rocks are beginning to have no foundation to hold them up.

Anyway, I need you to pray that I catch one soon. It’s pretty much an obsession with me at this point. The girls need to see their dad be a hunter. . . a warrior.  . . I need a chipmunk in that cage.

Stay tuned.


12 Responses to “Trapping Chipmunks:”

  1. 1 Jenn Jones May 30, 2007 at 8:30 am

    Perhaps you should watch caddyshack to get some ideas… 🙂

  2. 2 Chris Thomas May 30, 2007 at 8:50 am

    Are they wearing little outfits and hats? Do they sing?

  3. 3 Bill Hampton May 30, 2007 at 8:57 am

    UPDATE!!! WE GOT ONE THIS MORNING! Amanda just called. She took him to the park and let him go about a mile from our house. That was Alvin. Simon and Theodore are next!

  4. 5 William Hampton May 30, 2007 at 9:52 am

    Do what I did…get a BB gun…low “voltage” and sting the little Bas*ards……………..

  5. 6 Bill Hampton May 30, 2007 at 12:41 pm


  6. 8 William Hampton May 30, 2007 at 1:35 pm

    Chipmunks make graet finger food…

  7. 9 Amanda Hampton May 30, 2007 at 3:29 pm

    We’ve caught 3 total now…Alvin, Simon, and Theodore!! I took them all to the same place so they won’t be lonely. Hopefully they will make a new home there and not find their way back!!

  8. 10 isobardave June 1, 2007 at 12:39 pm

    This might be an unconventional way of trapping chipmunks. Take a look at this video we shot in our back yard yesterday. This chipmunk was so stuck in this feeder we tried to yank him out. He slipped out on his own. See the video drama here –

  9. 11 Bill Hampton June 5, 2007 at 6:42 am

    In my best Poltergeist voice. . . “My yard. . . is clean”. We’ve caught 4 and I think that’s all of them. I’m sitting on my back patio right now and I’ve not seen one. I feel very accomplished right now. Truth be told, my wife actually caught 3 of them but hey. . .we’re a team right?

  10. 12 Jim September 21, 2007 at 4:52 pm

    Surfed in while searching for answers about getting rid of chipmunks. Congrats on your success, but I think you have to move them at least 5 miles away or they can come back.

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My name is William D. Rhodes Hampton. People who know me call me Bill. My friends call me Hampton. Fun Fact #1 - The "D" doesn't stand for anything. I was born and raised in Michigan and now I call Nashville, TN home. I have a beautiful wife and two of the most gorgeous little girls you've ever laid eyes on. We live in Franklin, TN where we're active at The Journey Church. Blogging is new to me, but I'm very interested and excited to learn more about it. I'm officially entering the conversation.

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