Friday, May 17, 2013

CAMERA CRITTERS # 267 - The Chipmunks are back

Yesterday, and for the first time this year, a Chipmunk visited our deck.  I was happy, it was as if an old friend had come to call.  I was especially happy because we did have a friend staying overnight, and she and I watched its antics together before she left in the morning.  Our little Chipmunk entertained both of us.  He was just at the other side of the screen door and we had the glass door open.  Chippy was obviously aware we were there, but paying us no mind as we watched all the scurrying back and forth and stuffing those peanuts into its mouth.  The process was repeated many times and there should be quite a store of peanuts in the burrow by now.








I am always amazed how large those cheek pouches are.




He tried both sides for a better fit.


Dear little thing!


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30 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

my gosh, they're just so adorable! i don't get to see any here.

Country Gal said...

Fantastic shots ! We have a Chipmunk here that entertains us to I call him Theodore , funny little creatures aren't they ? Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

Sarah said...

Hi! You have such a wonderful blog! I love how you do series...the chipmunk photos are amazing! So so happy to have come across your blog..it's been a lot of fun reading from the beginning.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful shots! He's so adorable!

Karen said...

Wonderful series of shots, gosh look at his mouth in the last few shots.

gigihawaii said...

Your camera critters always make me laugh. Thanks for this bit of joy, Denise.

Rose ~ from Oz said...

Oh Denise, the utter joys of having international blog-friends! He's adorable and my eyes were bugging at how much he could fit in those pouches! I never ever imagined the shell and all would go in, for some reason I imagined he would take the nuts out first. I can see I'll have to google all about chipmunks. How thrilling he visited whilst your friend was there!
Amazing series of shots - truly!

Marilyn said...

This funny little guy brings back memories of going to Estes Park (Colorado mountain tourist town)when I was MUCH younger. We loved watching them. Thanks for bringing the memory out from storage!♥♫

George said...

You got some great pictures of the chipmunk stuffing its cheeks. We have chipmunks visiting our deck year round.

Pauline said...

Beautiful shots. I had no idea chipmunks could fit so much into their tiny mouths. Like Rose I'll have to google chipmunks and find out about those pouches.

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh how cute! I love the way they stuff nuts into their cheeks until it looks like they are about to burst.

Rambling Woods said...

Oh this made me smile from ear to ear.. Michelle

Annie said...

Chipmunks are the cutest little things. And like hamsters, their little cheeks are a stuffer's paradise.

Adam said...

so adorable

Elephant's Child said...

That is amazing. I had to call the smaller portion down to see 'the peanut is as big as it's head' he said. And I don't think he was exaggerating. Big smiles - thank you.

Valerie said...

I would be delighted to have one visit me. The pictures are brilliant.

eileeninmd said...

Cute shots of the Chipper, Denise! I would much rather see the Chipmunks than the squirrels. Have a happy weekend!

Cezar and Léia said...

What a cute chipmunk, and he looks so happy having an enthusiastic meal moment there! :)
Wonderful and perfect pictures!
Léia

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Your photos almost make me wish we had a deck to put peanuts out in hopes of attract,acting these cute critters, Denise. Instead, I will be content with viewing your wonderful shots.

grammie g said...

HI Denise...A belly jigging, side splitting laugh of a post !!
The water was just running out of my eyes !! He is so comically with those shoved in his mouth, what antics he went through to try to get them all in his pouch!! lol
I have not seen my Chippy yet, he was so entertaining last summer!!
Loved it!! Great catch!!
Grace

Arija said...

Jeez i love those cheeky guys! Thanks for posting them.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a cutie! Those cheeks are hilarious! I always hear the term 'chipmunk cheeks' but I've never seen one quite so full.

Wonderful entertainment for the price of your bag of peanuts.

Lea said...

So wonderful!
Lovely photos!
Have a great day!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

Pat said...

How cute! What a great series!

ladyfi said...

Oh, what amazingly sweet shots.

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Chippy can really pack a lot in those cheeks! So cute. I wish I had chipmunks around to entertain me, but I guess I'll just have to be happy with the squirrels!

lina@happy family said...

Cute and funny shots, Denise :)

Carly Peña Guerrero said...

What fantastic shots you got of this adorable critter!!;) Love them!Have a great saturday!xx
Carly from Peacefullychaotic.blogspot.com

A Creative Harbor said...

Wonderful shots of the chippies ~ for CC ~ thanks ^_^

Linda Gross said...

What wonderful photographs of the chipmunk!