"Chip" Comes to Visit

Saturday, June 26th, 2010
Chipmunk in the Front RoomFor the past few weeks I have been hearing noises behind the walls and in our ceilings.  Then, a few days ago, I caught sight of the intruder.

"Chip" seems to have been living behind the wall in my office and using a route'Chip' hides in the corner over my dad's office ceiling to get to our front room which currently serves as a greenhouse. One of the hazards of living in the forest is that "critters" love to move in with you.  Late last year we had a family of raccoons move in under our deck and now it appears that some chipmunks have decided to follow suit.

'Chip' prepares to hop into the flower pot for a snack
I was able to catch several great pictures of him before he dove back to his home, and it wasn't until the camera made a noise that he ran.  Oh well, we'll see how long this guest decides to stay at the Mack Family Bed and Board.  

Discussion/Comments (2):

Chip Comes to Visit

Aww! I love arboreal rodents (this means squirrels, chipmunks, and the like). Those are some excellent pictures you took.

Posted at 7/1/2010 7:48:00 PM byJourdan Cameron

re: Chip Comes to Visit

Thanks! They are a lot of fun to watch - I just don't enjoy their destructiveness. Two years ago a family of squirrels dug a series of tunnels in my neighbor's yard and through a window we were able to watch them raise their young. It was so much fun to see them popping in and out!

Posted at 7/2/2010 10:20:51 AM byWendy Mack

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