Out From Hibernation:)

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© Andrea Petersen
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...There is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed and hid, that shall not be known.
St. Matthew 10: 26

Chippy came out from hiding
It wasn't impulse deciding...
She usually waits til' April,
To store up her fill...
But it was soon made clear...
Plans had changed this year.

Poetry by me AJP

We were surprised to see the Eastern Chipmunk who is supposed to be in hibernation over winter... Undoubtedly mice have been raiding her food source that she had been keeping in storage...and there is nothing that can be hidden that a mouse doesn't find:)

The chipmunk ran off with a lot of seeds in her cheek pouch this past year and I thought she stored enough in reserve to feed an army of chipmunks and mice:)

19 responses

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (4 Jan 2012):

    Those cheeks!!! They are so full : ). This is such an excellent capture, but it is sad that the squirrel had to replenish its food supply when it surely had laid in enough to last the winter!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (4 Jan 2012):

    Thank you for the comment Ann...Yes, little chipmunks have big problems in
    survival with other creatures taking their food source..

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (4 Jan 2012):

    A very intimate and well-done portrait! (esp. through the window) Our little resident, "Alvin," is still asleep.

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (4 Jan 2012):

    I do not thnk I have ever seen a chipmunk in the wild.. So nice to have these cute animals around to photograph and share....

  • Juanita Vivas

    Juanita Vivas (Deleted) gave props (4 Jan 2012):

    They are such adorable creatures and I love this capture !!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (4 Jan 2012):

    Cheeky little fellow!! Terrific capture, Andrea!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (4 Jan 2012):

    So cute, great capture !

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (4 Jan 2012):

    love these chubby cheeks! so cute!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (4 Jan 2012):

    awwww, this is so, so sweet!

  • Lois Martin

    Lois Martin said (4 Jan 2012):

    Look at those cheeks! Cute!

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (4 Jan 2012):

    Amazing this time of year!!! So cute!!!

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (4 Jan 2012):

    love this, he is so cute!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (4 Jan 2012):

    Oops .. I said it was a squirrel and I meant to type chipmunk ... I just now realized what I did - LOL : )

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (4 Jan 2012):

    Thank you all for your comments...That's okay Ann...I make plenty of mistakes and we wouldn't be human if we didn't...I am always having to go back and correct a typing error...My thoughts run faster than my fingers can type them.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (5 Jan 2012):

    so cute!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (5 Jan 2012):

    A fascinating story and observation Andrea together with a telling photo. Thank you.

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon said (5 Jan 2012):

    This is a remarkably beautiful capture of this delightful little chipmunk. I really appreciate your narrative, too... what a super capture! .. and thank you very much for the nomination, Andrea, I really appreciate it!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (7 Jan 2012):

    What a cutie!!!!!!!! Such a great and sweet shot. I do hope she survives the winter.

  • Nadeem Shafi

    Nadeem Shafi gave props (30 Jan 2012):

    Your wonderful window portraiture is not just for the birds... such a fun capture here.

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