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