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Stuffing His Face

Here we have my newest backyard visitor - a chipmunk. I think chipmunks are totally adorable, so I'm really excited to have one right in my backyard!

 

I spotted him one afternoon cleaning up the seeds under my bird feeders. The following day, I caught him stuffing squirrel food in his cheeks! He would load up, run off into the woods to where I presume his stash is, and come back to do it all over again a few minutes later. I thought he would be afraid of the large grackles and doves that eat the squirrel food too, but he's quite brave and will actually chase those birds away from "his" food :)

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Taken on May 31, 2008