Our chipmunks have been busy stuffing their dens with seeds so they'll be ready to snooze off and on through the worst of the weather this winter.
The squirrels, however, just keep on trucking... They will be be-devilling the bird feeders all winter long. That doesn't mean they haven't been enjoying themselves this summer, scooping up treats put out for the chipmunk for example, or scoring big on bird seed, or just plain gleaning out the sunflowers and corn in the garden. They have. They very much have.
This chap, in the middle of the lawn today, seemed quite suprised to find himself pretty much all by himself (except for my telephoto lens!)
As Brian would say, 'they're really cute when they're not chewing through the wiring in the attic...'