The weather is supposed to be great this weekend. Sunshine and highs in the mid 70s all weekend long. Sounds like a perfect time to be outside and to fire up the grill for a cookout. If you know me, you know I love to grill. Doesn't matter the time of year, or the weather. Rain or shine, it's grillin' time!

Except for this weekend. Here's why.

The other day I went to use my grill and when I opened the lid I noticed something had made a little nest in the left corner.

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"No big deal," I thought, "I'll just scoop this out, clean it up a bit and get to cookin'!" The whole time I'm wondering how this happened so fast as I had just used the grill a few days ago.

But then I looked a little closer at the nest..

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There's something alive in my grill!

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Not just something, some-THINGS!  After a quick Google search, I realized I have 2 or more little itty bitty baby chipmunks  living in my grill!!

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I have seen 2 adult chipmunks coming in and out from under my deck, but I had thought they were brothers. Turns out they're the proud parents!

My first thought was to gently move the nest but it's so loosely constructed I would ruin it and the babies would probably die, so I did the only other thing I could do.

I covered the grill back up and left the happy parents some food..

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So, the grill will be dormant this weekend as the little chipmunk babies get big enough to move on. Otherwise I'll start charging rent!