We seem to have gotten overrun by chipmunks lately in my neighborhood. Tonight I was driving back in from my daughter's house when I spotted 4 of them running across the road and up onto my driveway. Looked like a mother and 3 youngsters.
I opened up the garage door and stopped the car because I was afraid the little guys were going to freeze under it and get run over. I stepped out only to watch two of them head directly into the garage.
I had to switch on the lights, and chase them around the garage for a while before they decided to leave. The mother and the third youngster waited outside then they all ran off. They seemed to have no fear whatsoever.
All this time Sammy the watch cat was howling on the opposite side of the entrance door into the garage. I was thinking the reception these little rodents would have received would be slightly different had Sammy been chasing them out the door and not me.