Thursday, May 28, 2009

Whaddya gotta do to get a drink around here?

My husband likes chipmunks. He thinks they’re ‘really cute critters’. So he was quite pleased when this little guy posed for a photo near our home.

Chipmunks drop by once in awhile to munch on the food that the birds drop from the feeders. In the beginning they ran for their lives when I approached them, but as time went by they began to inch their way closer to me. Apparently, they’re quite docile and easily persuaded to accept nuts and seeds from a person’s hand. I’m working on it.


  1. Aren't they so cute you want to squeeze their little cheeks ? haha .. I think the squirrels dominate our neighborhood so not too many chipmunks make it into our garden .. which is too bad because I don't think they are as bad at digging holes in my garden as those thugs from the squirrel gang are !

  2. Joy, I love these little guys. I get the urge to pick one up and rub my nose against its furry face. I’m not sure the chipmunk would be too happy about that though… :)

    I've seen some squirrels in the backyard, but not as many as I expected. So far they haven't given me trouble, not even with the bird feeders. I sure hope it stays that way! I’m not holding my breath though. Squirrels are such incorrigible critters…