Cliff The (Begging) Chipmunk

Chipmunks are ground-dwelling rodents of the squirrel family.
They're easily recognized by the light and dark stripes on the back and head.

Cliff chipmunk fossils about 2,300 and 8,000 years old have been found in caves in Utah and Nevada.

Natural food diet (of these furry critters) includes cactus fruit, bird eggs,
grass seeds, insects, juniper berries and pinon nuts.

I found this one staring me in the face at 7,500', as I was eating my
Snickers bar.

The scattered debris in the background are the remains of a Ponderosa pine
cone, possibly mutilated by Cliff or his cousins.

Woods Canyon Lake, Arizona

August 20, 2009

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Dean

Dean - Aug 20, 2009 10:15 pm - Voted 10/10

Great name for

a chipmunk, Cliff. : ) Another natural food favored by these little beggars are M&M peanuts.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Aug 20, 2009 10:20 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great name for ...

It didn't try to attack me like yours did.

But then, I was fresh outta M&M peanuts!

: ))

Antonio Giani

Antonio Giani - Aug 21, 2009 2:05 pm - Hasn't voted

Bellissima!!!

Immagine...

Ciao Antonio

lcarreau

lcarreau - Aug 21, 2009 7:13 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Bellissima!!!

Si, it takes a lot of imagination to beg for M&M peanuts from the unwary tourists! : ))

Gracie, Antonio !!!

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