After three days of cloud pictures, I decided to switch to something living and breathing. This photo was taken back in 2007 before I had a DSLR, and I was actually pleasantly surprised at the quality of the shot (good old Canon cameras!!). As I have been doing a lot lately, I took the original photo and cropped it so that it wasn’t the traditional centred photo of the whole chipmunk’s body and surroundings. I love the colouring of chipmunks, and now with this closer look it’s easy to see the different stripes down his back and the texture of his fur, and you can actually see the little claws on his hands/paws which he uses to hold his food as he stuffs his face. As you can see, he really is stuffing his face!!
I would love to put food out in my backyard to attract birds and little critters like chipmunks and squirrels. However, with the horror stories that my Mom has been telling me about the damage the chipmunks are doing to her garden, I think I might have to reconsider that idea :).