Chipmunk

No matter what I’m doing, if I have my camera and I see a little (or big) critter, I’m going to stop and take a picture.

Chipmunks are adorable little guys and I seldom see them any more.  Lots of them were around Grand Beach years (& years) ago when I spent time at my parent’s cottage there.  They just are not common in the city, but are probably still in abundance out there.

I was taking pictures of flowers when I saw this little chipmunk and he somehow managed to get into a couple of pictures  🙂

Chipmunk
Chipmunk
Chipmunk
Chipmunk
Chipmunk
Chipmunk

Chipmunks are rodents (of course) and seem to be simply striped squirrels.  There are several different kinds, but they are similar enough that they are often just grouped together as one.  They eat almost anything, but unlike squirrels, they burrow tunnels in the ground to live in.  Sometimes they will nest in trees, but usually in a tunnel.  They quickly find out that many people have food and can be seen begging for treats whenever they see someone.  This little guy was quite content to forage for himself though.

So far on Africam today, we have seen Elephant, Wildebeest, Kudu, Black-backed Jackal, Impala, Giraffe, Grey Heron, Nyala, Egyptian Geese, Wolly-necked Stork, Waterbuck, Lions and Salome the Cheetah with her cubs.  Click here to see all of today’s pictures.