Chipmunk – Crater Lake Nat. Park, Oregon_50064

Oldies but goodies.  Found these 2 while in search of a portrait taken years ago while visiting the state of Oregon.

Chipmunks are small, striped rodents of the family Sciuridae. Chipmunks are found in North America, with the exception of the Siberian chipmunk which is found primarily in Asia.

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Eastern Gray Squirrel_93E6429

Many people tend to think of them as pest (which they are), but so photogenic.  I can’t resist to snap some shots when they run through my backyard.  A pest indeed who constantly disturbs my bird feeders, shakes the feeder (since they are unable to feed from it) and feeds from the ground in company of Blue Jays, doves and other birds species.  The top pic shows the squirrel with some seeds in the mouth he has collected somewhere.

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