On The Prowl... by Laurie Minor


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- This cute little Eastern chipmunk (Tamias straitus) is one of many who live in woods and urban parks in Southern Canada and Eastern U.S.
Eastern chipmunks prefer locations with rocky areas and shrubs which provide cover. They transport food in pouches in their cheeks. They climb trees but construct underground nests with extensive tunnel systems, often with several entrances. Their food includes bulbs, seeds, fruits, nuts, mushrooms and insects. Predators include hawks, raccoons and cats (source: Wikipedia)

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  • Published in Photo Life magazine, Oct/Nov 2012 issue as part of photo essay


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  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 3 years ago

    Oh my gosh . . . what a sweetie . . . love that one sided, puffed up cheek!!! LOL

  • Barbara Ingersoll
    Barbara Ingersollalmost 3 years ago

    Looks like his winter stash has been stored! LOL!

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusalmost 3 years ago

    Fabulous shot Laurie.

  • K Lockhart
    K Lockhartalmost 3 years ago

    I LOVE these little guys!

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...almost 3 years ago

    Fabulous shot of this adorable little one..

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyalmost 3 years ago

    Oh what a great shot! Such an excellent closeup and love the high key presentation! He sure is sweet and definitely posing for you now!

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whitealmost 3 years ago

    Awesome Laurie.

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieealmost 3 years ago

    Truly beautiful artwork from your great arrangement, thank you to inspire million friends and me.
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    Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
    Oscar Wilde
    Best regards,

  • Thank you Sunny! Appreciate the fave!! :))

    – Laurie Minor

  • karina73020
    karina73020almost 3 years ago

    Very funny big cheek and so cute little friend, love him/her!! :))

  • Thanks Karine! Appreciate the fave! :))

    – Laurie Minor

  • inkedsandra
    inkedsandraalmost 3 years ago


  • Many thanks, Sandra! :)

    – Laurie Minor

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