Saturday, September 27, 2014

Two Chipmunks & a Skunk

I have only a few critter photos to share today.  I've been busy as a bee packing, cleaning and getting ready for our move.  I will probably be offline a few days until internet services are transferred to our new location.  I'll still have service on my cell phone, so I'll be checking in :)

Photos of these adorable little chipmunks were taken in the Chimney Tops park area within the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee.  Chipmunks are numerous in the park and I see one or more of them every time we visit.  They are quick as lightening, however, which makes it difficult to photograph them.  I adore chipmunks, they're so darn cute! I could spend hours watching them scurry about the park, darting between the rocks and trees.   


While my hubs and I temporarily resided in Tennessee, a skunk family also took up residence in a pile of decaying tree trunks and limbs behind our house.  They usually came out of their den near dusk, so we often sat on the back porch and observed them.  While the adults scrounged around the yard looking for food, the kits (youngsters) often chased each other around the trees and shrubs.  It was great fun to watch them tumble about, wrestle and play together- their behavior was much like kittens!  I believe the one pictured below was one of the kits (but I'm uncertain)...



That's it for me today.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  
Thank you for dropping in :)

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15 comments:

  1. Cute chipmunks and I can't believe that the skunk came so close to civilisation. They must have been wonderful to watch playing.

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  2. The Chipmunks are so cute! I am not sure if I would want a skunk living in my yard. I do think they passed thru! Great critter post.. Thank you for linking up, have a happy weekend!

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  3. Love your shots. They look cute.
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  4. The chipmunks are adorable. The skunk is too - if you stay far enough away from him. Good luck with the move.

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  5. Both of these critters must have been lovely to watch. Have a good weekend.

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  6. back in wisconsin, i helped raise a litter of 4 kits until they were old enough to release into the woods. :) cute little buggers. we don't get chipmunks here. so cute.

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  7. Love seeing the chipmunks and skunk! Great photos! I too adore getting to see small mammals at play! I think there isn't a sane person on the planet who doesn't enjoy it. It tickles the soul! :-)

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  8. Skunks are very cute. As long as they don't feel threatened, you can take pics of them to your heart's content!
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  9. cute little critters. good luck with your move.

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  10. I've only seen one chipmunk in the 2 years I've been back in Baton Rouge. Such cute little critters. Best of luck with moving!

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  11. Wow! Awesome pic of that skunk!...:)JP

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  12. The chipmunk is sooo cute. The skunk? My imagination thinks it can smell the "aroma." Hope your move runs smoothly!

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  13. Hi Susan, your photos are lovely! Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada.

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  14. I remember watching chipmunks on a trip to the US many years ago - they are great! But I only know skunks by reputation!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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