Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Is it "C" day?

I know! But it's the closest I could get to a Chipmunk! Most people still call them "chipmunks", but really, they are golden-mantled ground squirrels (Spermophilus lateralis). When you see them next to chipmunks the difference is obvious.
If only Walt Disney had been more responsible!

Anyway .... these guys are pretty common and really cute. I could watch them for hours.


Kim said...

Hey DrPack, Welcome to the CDP family. I just spent some pleasant minutes catching up with your posts and love your photos and commentary. Hope you continue to have fun showing us Bend and beyond. Nice to have another Pacific Northwest "voice" in the choir.

lv2scpbk said...

Cute little fellow.

Wendy said...

I enjoy watching these cute little critters scurrying about, when vacationing in mountainous areas.

Mme Benaut said...

Yes, he is cute. Watching animals and birds going about their daily lives is fascinating, I agree.

Lavenderlady said...

Well, what ever he is...he is interesterd in what is going to happen next...maybe he wants breakfast.