Surely my most unexpected observation of this year was made last evening when a Chipmunk crashed an outdoor dinner party.

When I was a child, I would often see chipmunks at the valley bottom around the Lake. However, for years now, I have only seen them higher in the mountains. I don’t know what is going on, but maybe the high elevations are their normal home and they only expand their altitude range during a temporary┬ápopulation explosion. Have there been more chipmunks seen this year?

During supper on the deck, an unexpected guest arrived: a Yellow-pine Chipmunk.

Wanting to be hospitable, we offered it popcorn, which it ate with enthusiasm.

It then availed itself of the water bowl set out for a canine visitor.

Maybe it is time to make some more popcorn.

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1 Response to Chipmunk

  1. Travis says:

    This series of photos definitely brought a smile to my face.

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