Chipmunk stuffing his cheeks. by William Brennan

Chipmunks are small squirrel-like rodents of the genus Tamias. They are native to North America and Asia. Chipmunks have an omnivorous diet consisting of grain, nuts, fruit, berries, birds’ eggs, small frogs, fungi, worms, insects and on occasions small mammals like young mice.45 At the beginning of autumn, many species of chipmunk begin to stockpile these goods in their burrows, for winter. Other species make multiple small caches of food. These two kinds of behavior are called larder hoarding and scatter hoarding. Larder hoarders usually live in their nests until spring. Cheek pouches allow chipmunks to carry multiple food items to their burrows for either storage or consumption. This little guy became very accustomed to me being around when he ate. I would put a pile of nuts or seeds near my chair and he’d come out and stuff his little cheeks to capacity and take off for home. Very cute. This was taken in my back yard in Rockaway, NJ.

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  • lorilee
    lorileeover 5 years ago


  • Michael Cummings
    Michael Cummingsabout 5 years ago

    Great shot William

  • tomboypete
    tomboypeteabout 5 years ago

    well done.

  • FabulousP
    FabulousPabout 5 years ago

    wow, so sweet chipmunk

  • William Brennan
    William Brennanabout 5 years ago

    Thanks for the nice comments everyone. ;)

  • Camilla Wall
    Camilla Wallabout 5 years ago

  • sarahspictures
    sarahspicturesabout 5 years ago

    brilliant :)

  • Margaret Barry
    Margaret Barryabout 5 years ago

  • Maryann3
    Maryann3about 5 years ago

    What a cute little pork chop! Nice catch.

  • Ruth Lambert
    Ruth Lambertalmost 5 years ago

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