Thursday, June 16, 2016

Chipmunk Contest Update & Consolation Prize Announcement

The deadline for guesses for the Chipmunk Relocation Contest has come and gone. Thank you to all who have entered and good luck!

Just a reminder, I will continue to trap and relocate chipmunks the rest of the summer until my first day of school on August 15th. It's been 10 days since I started the relocation program and I've had some moderate success. Each release has been recorded with my iPhone in one hand, while I attempted to release the little bastards chipmunks with the other.

Here are links to the videos on youtube . . . if you're going to watch just one, I would say the one I embedded is my best production job!  Most of them are 10 to 15 seconds in length except for one which I forgot to hit the stop button.

Chipmunks #1 and #2
Chipmunks #3 and #4
Chipmunks #5 and #6
Chipmunk #7
Chipmunk #8
Chipmunk #9
Chipmunks #10 and #11
Chipmunk #12
Chipmunks #13 and #14
Chipmunks #15 and #16
Chipmunks #17 and #18:
video

Chipmunks #19 and #20

Oh, and I caught a squirrel Tuesday morning! Squirrel #1:
video
Chipmunk #21
Chipmunk #22

Things have slowed down lately as I've only trapped one chipmunk each of the last two days. They've taken to setting off the trap, eating the bait while inside, and then squeezing through some of the larger spaces between the metal bars of the trap. I don't have this problem with the bigger adult chipmunks and I've added some more wire to the trap to hopefully increase my success rate with the smaller youngsters. If that fails, then at least I can look forward to catching them once I fatten them up!  Ha!

A few notes:
  1. The most chipmunks relocated in a day is six, which was the first day.
  2. The fewest chipmunks relocated in a day is one, which has been achieved multiple times.
  3. Chipmunks have been relocated 9 out of 10 days. (We had to go out of town one day and I wasn't around to set the trap that day.)  But they don't count days of rest against batters during hitting streaks, so I can still say I HAVE A 9 DAY CHIPMUNK STREAK!
List of ALL 33 Entries:    (chipmunks, others, Cubs Wins, blogger)
5             3             69           irondequoit36
8             13           74           Tony L.
10           5             77           Stealing Home
12           7             79           JediJeff
13           3             81           Adam Kaningher
13           8             82           The Angels in Order
18           6             75           Mark Hoyle
22           2             79           Matthew Scott
22           1             44           CURRENT NUMBERS (80 win pace)
26           6             76           Play at the Plate
27           4             75           Al Kawamoto
28           5             76           Nick
31           1             69           The Lost Collector
34           7             81           Daniel Wilson
35           4             85           John Hazen
36           8             77           Jupiterhill
36           9             74           Swing And a Pop-up
37           3             77           Jane
37           8             107         B Man
38           3             71           jaybarkerfan
39           6             70           gcrl
42           5             78           Nachos Grande
42           6             83           CaptKirk42
44           4             74           KO Rob
47           3             76           Captain Canuck
49           4             80           Sport Card Collectors
49           9             78           Once A Cub
50           4             70           Fuji
52           4             79           RAZ
52           5             75           Adam Sanders
53           4             75           Wilson
55           3             81           Corky
61           12           79           defgav
74           3             74           Jeff

CONSOLATION PRIZE!
 It appears that guessing low was an easy way to get eliminated. Sorry, guys! But, I've decided to run a bit of a secondary contest: If your guess (above) for the amount of Cubs victories is exactly correct on the morning of 8/15/2016, then I'll send you a consolation prize. That way you still have a vested interest in the contest. Every number between 69 and 85 was guessed at leas once except for 72, 73, and 84.  Plus, B Man guessed 107!  I love his confidence in my Cubs!  If multiple people are correct, then I'll send out multiple prizes. How's that sound?

Stay tuned for more updates down the road and thanks for reading!

4 comments:

  1. Cool. I am thinking your number of Chipmunks were surpass all of us!

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    1. IDK. I got shutout today. It was a sad day.

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  2. Are you sure it's not the same two chipmunks over and over?

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