Chip Munk-ee Business

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They are startlingly cute, fast as lightning, and cunning little thieves. While I was in Michigan last week practicing shooting birds (with a camera), I saw dozens of chipmunks racing around below the feeders – the one above fearlessly raced across the top of my foot to get to the bounty of sunflower seeds and suet.

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Cheeks so full he is weighted down by them and must rest his weary bones on the metal rail before cramming another 50 seeds and moving on.

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Gazing across the meadow – are their other feeders out there to conquer?

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Master of all he surveys.

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Fitting that last seed into inflated little cheeks – seriously, why not just eat the seeds to make more room in the cheeks?

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A profile pose – balance on the fence rail must require extreme concentration!

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He stops for a rest – and takes a moment to play his tiny harmonica.

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He has had enough and suggests that our photo shoot come to a close.

Alas, so my blog must also end…

Lorri