Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Fuzzy Forest Critter Comparison

This happy little chipmunk consented to pose for a few photos at the start of our hike on Saturday.
I used to think golden-mantled groundsquirrels were chipmunks, too, because the markings are similar. If you look in the photo in my header, then you'll see that chippy here is considerably smaller and doesn't have the same colouring on his head.
All chippy pics courtesy of my husband.


Chippy in profile.



Action chippy.


Perspective chippy.
You can see how little this fellow is by noting that he is partially hidden behind a blade of grass.

14 comments:

Crabby McSlacker said...

How cute!

We have a lot of squirrels who love to run around on our roof and freak out the cat. She imagines herself a mighty huntress and just wishes she had a ladder.

Leah J. Utas said...

Squirrels are so bizarre, Crabby. I'm sure yours know they can taunt the cat safely. Woe betide when she gets a ladder.

the Bag Lady said...

dfLeah - thanks for pointing out the difference between ground squirrels and chipmunks - I'll have to look a little more closely next time I think I see a chippy!

Leah J. Utas said...

Glad to be of service, df Bag Lady.

Hilary said...

Chippy is adorable and thanks for pointing out the difference.

Leah J. Utas said...

You're welcome, Hilary. Finding Chippy was quite a treat.

bunnygirl said...

I just ADORE chipmunks! Thanks for the pics!

Leah J. Utas said...

They really are cute, aren't they?
Glad you like them, Bunnygirl. I'll let my husband know you liked his pics.

Terrie Farley Moran said...

df Leah,

Oh, he is so cute and so tiny.

Terrie

Leah J. Utas said...

Chippys are quite little, df Terrie.

Reb said...

Great photos Mike. Chipmunks are so cute! Thanks for pointing out the differences Leah.

Leah J. Utas said...

It was my pleasure, Reb. I'll pass the compliment on to Mike.

Thomma Lyn said...

Awwww, such adorable chipmunks! Once in a while, we see them in our back yard. :)

Leah J. Utas said...

I'd love to have a chipmunk in my backyard, TL. We have the occasional squirrel.