So far, “training” a chipmunk seems much easier than training a dog. In just three days and some sunflower seeds, I was able to get this little guy to nibble off of my foot while I took pictures. Chippy even climbed up on my leg today. I have gotten several great photos of the little fur ball.
The spreading of birdseed over the garden has also attracted another chipmunk-one who I think (due to scars and chubbiness) is much older than the one I have befriended. At first I was a little worried about bears coming around, but the tiny rodents clean up all evidence of seeds within a couple hours. No time for bears!
To see more of the pictures of the chipmunk, go to www.ladybugphoto.zenfolio.com and click on Animals and then Wildlife. (You’ll also find deer, foxes, birds, big horn sheep, antelope and much more.)