That’s nuts! Hilarious snaps show chipmunk fight being broken up by sparrows
That’s nuts! These pictures of fighting chipmunks broken up by SPARROWS will crack you up.
The fearsome fighters grappled one another in a series of rough and tumble shots captured by photographer Erika Pavamani in her garden in Glastonbury, Connecticut.
Erika, 42, said: “My husband and I were working in our garden when we heard a commotion.
“I looked over and saw two chipmunks chasing each other – I hesitated a bit before I ran inside to get my camera, thinking that I might miss the action.
“When I came back I found that the chipmunks were engaged in a serious fight and were making loud chirping sounds. I had never seen chipmunks display such vicious behaviour.”
In an astonishing display two sparrows decided to get involved and swooped down pecking the chipmunks in a bid to break up the fight.
Erika, who has been doing photography for seven years, said: “As I kept clicking away two sparrows started attacking the chipmunks. I wasn’t sure why the sparrows joined the action.
“One reason could be that the sparrows had their nest close-by and were defending their territory.
“Another reason could be that the sparrows were trying the help the weaker chipmunk by breaking up the fight.
“The fight ended abruptly and the chipmunks went their separate ways with no major injuries.
“What I’ve learned from this is to keep the camera ready because you never know what may happen even in your own front yard!”