Chipmunk foraging


As a child, I remember chipmunks down around the lakeshore. Now, with the odd exception, I have only see them much higher in the mountains. Indeed, today’s chipmunk was foraging and feasting at about 1500 metres elevation. 

A chipmunk forages on an unrecognized plant.

The thing about small creatures is that they are not as strongly influenced by gravity as are large creatures. Here the chipmunk casually leaps from one twig to another.

The chipmunk forages on something. Is is a seed or a leaf?

Whatever it is, it is quickly consumed.


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4 Responses to Chipmunk foraging

  1. Karen Pidcock says:

    Never have seen a chipmunk in a tree before! Glad you caught this one, so grey!

  2. Trevor Goward says:

    Chipmunks are a rarity with us too in the Clearwater Valley, except at elevation and in the driest parts. Even so, the ones we do see are tawny, NEVER so grey as the one pictured here. I’m with Karen.

  3. Marianne says:

    We saw one near Oso Negro the other day. Then it raced across Silica street. A dangerous habitat for a chipmunk. Too many cars and cats.

  4. Christine Boyd says:

    Mom used to have one in her patio foliage. That was in Ontario. I have seen very few here so your photos are a treat!

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