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My backyard is the home of two little Chipmunks.  They busily scurry around getting seeds from under the bird feeder (and climbing onto it) and gathering up other types of food to build their winter larder.  They sure do move fast!  They often just stop and sit and munch on some tid-bit of food.  The Chipmunks also communicate with each other by making a series of “Tok-tok-tok-tok” high to medium pitched mono-tone sounds.  The sound is like what a person would make if they popped their tongue against the roof of their mouth.  The Chipmunks will sit and make these sounds back and forth for minutes at a time.  I just recently noticed more of this communication going on.  I don’t know if it has to do with food-gathering, finding a sweetheart, a warning, or anger.  Who knows?  Anyway, the Chipmunks are very easy to watch if one is still and quiet.  I do enjoy the Chipmunks very much.  So far, no trouble other than soft tunnels under the front lawn where I am sure the Chipmunks have been digging.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Comments on: "Time for Some Fall Chipmunk Pictures" (5)

  1. Oh, they are so adorable! I wish we had some around here. And I don’t think I have ever heard their noises. I would love to!

    • Hi Ginny, I happen to enjoy the Chipmunks we have here. They have never been any trouble to me other than the occasional bird-feeder felony! : )
      I do hope you will be able to hear a Chipmunk’s voice sometime.

      Have a great day tomorrow!

  2. Chipmonks are so much fun to watch! I don’t see so many of them out here, but we had lots of them when we lived in town. My husband would feed them pumpkin and sunflower seeds.

  3. Very cute photos! We love the munks too. At the moment we have only two around, but at times during the summer there were as many as eight in our yard. I don’t know of anything cuter!

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