The Chipmunk You just can't get much cuter than that. My area has seen a boom in chipmunk population. Every day they dart out across the street in front of my car. I gasp and quickly look in the rearview mirror, hoping the little thing made it to safety. But one wasn't so lucky. You see, I was driving too fast to react ... and it was just sitting there on the side of the road ... directly in line with my tire. Sitting upright, looking into the tall grass on the side of the road and then .... splat. I felt so bad.