Monday, June 28, 2010

A rare sight

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We've lived here for 6 years now and this is the first time ever I've seen a chipmunk in Hamilton!

He was such a cute trusting little fellow. I spotted him shuffling through the gravel at a nearby house and just stood, watching him busily looking for food. He was quite inquisitive and came all the way to the edge of the sidewalk, sat back on his haunches and looked up at me expectantly. That tells me this little fellow's been hand fed.

Considering we are surrounded by squirrels with the park nearby, I hope this little fellow survives since squirrels normally do not like chipmunks and will kill them.

I'll try to see if he's there again tomorrow and try to snap a few photos of him. He is quite the cutie.


Pink Feather Paradise said...

Oh wow... what a suprtising visitor to spy... do you think someone let him go? maybe he escaped! lol
fingers crossed that the neighbouring squirrels are kind enough to leave him alone... mind you would he survive one of your winters?

x Alex

MarieAnge said...

No no, they do very well wintering here. Usually they are commonly seen higher north hence my surprise at seeing one here.

As for someone letting it go, they aren't seen as pets here, usually more as a pest. Shame since they are so cute and inquisitive.