Thanks for the answers 14+. I never thought of that old wive's tale. You are no doubt right.
LOL. I find it frustrating that he doesn't like to sit a frog on his hand.
Clever spotting the gator look alike too. Gee, that was a very nasty bite from the chipmunk. Ouch! Even more dangerous than my pony stallion. I rather stupidly decided to scrape grass seeds out of his cheek and, because I'd been looking after big horses, I forgot how close molars on a pony would be. Same sort of accident, he bit straight through my fingernail, but not right to the other side. What about squirrels then, would they bite too?