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By: Catie Leary on Oct. 23, 2009, 8:59 a.m.
starlings gang up on chipmunk

Photo: ZUMA Press

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Hungry starlings gang up

A determined chipmunk stands firm against a gang of demanding starlings trying to steal his lunch in St Louis Zoo in Missouri. In a clear case of chipmuggery, the cheeky birds tried to peck the food right out the rodent's grip.