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.

Two chipmunks engage in a fierce battle in the suburbs of Glastonbury, Connecticut, USA

Two chipmunks engage in a fierce battle in the suburbs of Glastonbury, Connecticut, USA

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.

The sparrow intervenes as then two chipmunks are engaged in the tussle

The sparrow intervenes as then two chipmunks are engaged in the tussle

“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.

As the chipmunk fight continues in Glastonbury, Connecticut, two sparrows join in on the action.

As the chipmunk fight continues in Glastonbury, Connecticut, two sparrows join in on 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 two chipmunks wrestling for dominance

The two chipmunks wrestling for dominance

“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!”