An Arboreal ChipmunkMay 27, 2007


So why did this particular eastern chipmunk climb the tree?
Chipmunk on tree trunk
Because there is a suitable source of corn nearby.
Chipmunk contemplates corncob

At first the eastern chipmunk is content with nibbling.
Chipmunk nibbling corncob

Then the fellow really gets into it.
Chipmunk enjoying corncob

Of course, sitting on your food while eating is the way to go.
Chipmunk on corncob

The arboreal chipmunk ran up and down the tree several times, but once he jumped the seven feet from the corncob to the ground (and was perfectly okay).

Photo note: I used a Pentax *ist D, with the SMC-A* 200mm macro lens, under extreme low light.  

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