Our New Chipmunk
Golden, Colorado: July, 2007

We've had all sorts of creatures in our yard over the past 4 years - birds, squirrels, dogs, cats, mice, snakes, raccons, fox, deer, and coyote...but never a chipmunk. That is, until very recently. Mike thinks he was a stow-away from the mountains. I tried to get some pictures of him the first day we saw him on the wall (getting scraps of bird seed that had fallen to the ground from St. Francis' bowl), but it was getting dark and he's a quick little creature:

I saw him again a few days later. He seems to be adapting well (found the our other birdfeeder, too):