It’s hard not to be spellbound by the regal prowess of a big cat, or the sheer size of a moose, but let us not overlook the many, easily disregarded members of the mammal class.  What’s more adorable than a chipmunk forcing a few too many acorns into his / her mouth, or a squirrel shredding a pine cone?  Despite being so overlooked, these (often) small creatures provide an important source of food to carnivores (birds, reptiles, and other mammals, alike) and play an important role in distributing plant seeds.  Like so many other creatures, we humans are not always kind to rodents.  The use of poisons can be very effective, short-term, but will ultimately kill the majestic predators providing us with free, non-toxic rodent-control.  This opens the floodgates for much larger infestations down the road!