Chipmunks--arrgghhh!! Where are the hawks and coyotes when you need them?
Sure, the little rodents are cute. But they burrow everywhere, undermining the porch slab and leaving holes in the lawn. One little bugger chewed away the weatherstripping at the bottom of the garage door so it can come and go at will. One day, it will die inside, and the stench will be hideous. They don't hibernate, and are active year round. They are important predators of baby birds; I watched a chipmunk kill and eat a fledgling cardinal. There's really no way to control them, because they breed so fast there are always more to take over vacated territories.
milliHelen: amount of beauty required to launch one ship.