Cantras (starlitsiren) wrote in thequestionclub,

A chipmunk has somehow managed to get into my building's brick-and-cement shelterless courtyard. I think, at this point, it's still afraid of humans, it's just hungry. it was willing to come within a foot and a half of my seated self for chunks of apple.

question one: How did it get in there? The courtyard is surrounded on three sides by 5 stories of brick, and on the 4th side is 2 stories of glass entryway/skywalk type thing with a 2-story brick building between it (where it's brick it has a sloped metal roof). As I was approaching it, it ran by several gutter-pipes, but not *up* them, so I don't think that's how it got there.

question two: Let's say I'm a total softy and I feel bad for it because it's about to rain. I know it's likely entirely not interested, but if i wanted to offer it a little shelter, what would it be most likely to take advantage of? plastic cup, open cardboard box, folds of cloth?

question three: is there any way to home-make a humane chipmunk trap, to catch it and release it on the lawn instead? I don't really want to go buy a trap for one chipmunk.
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