Wednesday, 29 August 2007

Chip 'n' Dale

I was relaxing under the patio umbrella, reading, and suddenly I caught movement out of the corner of my eye.

I grabbed my camera and a handful of bird seed mixture.

There were two of them. Filling their pouches for winter. Little greedy guts.

They live behind the downspout in the flower garden.

20 comments:

rosemary said...

Oh how absolutely adorable....I know some folks call them tree rats...but chipmunks and squirrels are adorable....most of the time.

photowannabe said...

Those are some chubby cheeks. Its amazing how much they can store in those little mouths.
Great shots.

Peter said...

"Tic et Tac" in French, if you refer to the cartoon. I guess you don't refer to the male performers?

tut-tut said...

I know two cats who would like to make its acquaintance . . .

oldmanlincoln said...

They are clever. We have them too. They also put up for winter, dog food pellets. I don't think they will stay dry and if they don't, then I don't know if they will eat the mush when they get that way.

Nice photo.

Old Wom Tigley said...

These always make me think of a Disney cartoon set around Christmas.
They are certainly very nice to look at.

Ming_the_Merciless said...

How adorable!?!?! The last photo is exceptionally gorgeous, the little thing with its engorged little cheeks.

Craver Vii said...

You ever seen one of them cheeks explode? It's an awful mess.

photowannabe said...

To answer your question on the Bronze post...No I didn't buy the statue. It is actually very large and has 3 kids balancing on a log. I could not get in a good place to take the entire sculpture so I concentrated on the face I liked the best. I had enough strange looks as I took shots in the furniture store.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Great shot, i love to be around squirrels and watch them fill there pouches full.

Annie said...

That must be a favorite home for chippies. Mine (well, the ones who live in my yard) live behind my rainspout too.

TorAa said...

Thank you for grabbing your camera. Those are brilliant captures.

lettuce said...

oh they are so cute and cheeky!

Ex-Shammickite said...

REPLY ALL:
This is the first year that I have seen chipmunks in the back yard, and the neighbours' yards seem to be full of them too. It must be a good summer for chippies. They are very bold, and will come right up to me if I have something that they consider good to eat, like yummy sunflower seeds.

mrsnesbitt said...

Don't you love the way they cram everything into their cheeks? It is a bit like me! LOL!

Dxx

Ash said...

He is cute!!

Peggy said...

Cute chipmunks! Did you know that they sell them in the pet shops here? They cost £89 each!!

Jamie Dawn said...

Awwww, SO CUTE!!!

You got some good pics of those little fellers.

madretz said...

LOL! They are adorable especially with their fat chubby cheeks!!!

one of their cousins (are squirrels cousins?) almost came into our cabin last weekend. Our chimney is falling apart and it came in thru there, i saw movement out of the corner of my eye as it peeked its head in and I yelled "What the ???" and scared it out. We filled the holes in the chimney immediately.

Vintage to Victorian said...

What fun! Do they do damage, or are they as cute as they look?
Sue x