Another little buddy

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 :).

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22 Responses to Another little buddy

  1. Very cute!!! 🙂 **

  2. dorannrule says:

    Wish my Canon would do things like that! He’s a keeper for sure. 🙂

  3. sweet, I love my little canon compact and use it regularly

  4. zannyro says:

    Hmmmmmmmm….looks like a relative of one of my little buddies…because of the deer, I can’t plant anything in a garden for them to destroy…the deer get there first !

    • Oh, I would love to have deer visiting my garden!! Even though I have fields behind my house, I am still in town, so we never see deer close to our house :(. My hubby sees them all the time on the way to work early in the morning though.

      • zannyro says:

        Well at least you know they’re out there somewhere…I just spent 15 minutes sitting behind the house, watching a doe who was about 15 feet away from me…she was just licking her back…scratching her head with her hind foot…I didn’t have my camera, but it was a nice peaceful moment 🙂

      • I would give anything to be that close to a doe. You are so lucky!! 🙂

  5. Yep…lil chippys are everywhere. We have one living in the rock walls of our stream/pond area. If he/she chews through the pump hose there will be trouble.

  6. zelmare says:

    Oh he’s so sweet! Beautiful photograph. 🙂

  7. TBM says:

    Ah…he’s a cutie. I wish I looked that cute when I was stuffing my face. Instead, I get weird looks. Nice photo.

  8. Adam Allegro says:

    You definitely fooled me, the quality of this shot is staggeringly good! Nice work!!!

  9. Alex Khoo says:

    Very very cute!!!

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