This little Eastern Chipmunk has twice been here on the porch. It is attracted by some spilled bird seed which I’m sure is a delicacy for the tiny and very cute rodent. The Eastern Chipmunks spend the colder months in their underground dens. I have only seen the Chipmunk the past couple of days so it either came from the far reaches of the little farm or was underground all this time. Who can say?
These Chipmunks eat seeds, nuts, fruits, roots, eggs and certain insects. Mostly though, they are plant-eating critters. They transport their food in pouches inside of their cheeks. Eastern Chipmunks are light brown with dark brown stripes on their backs and buff undersides. Running fast is a trait that allows the Chipmunks to avoid predators such as Hawks and Coyotes. I took the picture from my living room window yesterday at twilight. It was raining when I took that picture, which may also be another reason why the Chipmunk was on the covered porch. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!