Monday, September 19, 2011

The Chipmunk and the Turkeys

 The chipmunk has a problem.

Five big turkeys are monopolizing the ground beneath the bird feeder, gobbling up all that wonderful sunflower seed the smaller birds have dropped.

What's a chipmunk to do?

He makes several runs at the feeder, each time turning and running back.
He checks them out from the vantage point of a big rock...
I dunno -- those guys are HUGE.
No matter -- he's going to try a death or glory charge.
Do the big birds see him?
Almost . . . almost . . .
Uh oh! He's been spotted and he is so outa there!
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24 comments:

Ms. A said...

Oh, he's so darn cute! Hope he managed to find something.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Vicki -- Its the big guys against the little guy -- sounds familiar to me -- barbara

Martin said...

Poor little chap. I hope he managed to snatch a few seeds before making a dash for it.

Alan Burnett said...

Change the chipmunk into a squirrel ... and the turkeys into bluetits .... and the green grass and trees into houses and mills .... and it could have almost have been my back garden.

Pat in east TN said...

That is too cute, kind of funny, yet sad too. Hope when the turkey's are done they'll leave a little for him.

Brian Miller said...

haha i hope he does not starve...he surely is cute...nice snaps....

Thérèse said...

Pretty soon you will have a nice collection of comic strips!
;-)

GrandmaK said...

What a wonderful story/tale! Could be made into a delightful children's book! Have a wonderful day! Cathy

June said...

However long it took you to get those photos, it was worth it!

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

Hello Vicki

I agree with June!

Lucky you to have a beautiful and peaceful place to live. Once in a blue moon, I will see a turkey while taking my daughter to school-a beautiful bird to look at.

Best
Tracy :)

Jean Baardsen said...

Weren't you tempted to throw him some seed? Fun pictures!

Wayfarin' Stranger said...

Great little story. And I agree with GrandmaK; you have a children's book in draft there! Jim

Kath said...

LOL!
Now here's my take. Chipmunks are omnivores. That includes feathered meat So the question becomes, how big is this chipmunk's ego? How big does he think he is?
How hungry is he?
If the turkeys had scattered on one of his charges, would he have zeroed in on one and chased her down?

Tess Kincaid said...

Aw...poor, sweet chippy...

Bouncin' Barb said...

I just love chipmunks. There's just something so cute about them.

Brenda said...

Chipmunks are omnivores?? I didn't know that. I wonder what sort of feathered meat they could take on? And I really want to know what a bluetit is, I think that should be the subject of a future post. Such a cute post. I like the photo with the turkeys beneath the feeder and you can see the itty bitty chipmunk contemplating the situation in the lower right hand corner of the shot. Chipmunks are so cute. We had quite a few here, until a large black snake moved in. :(

Deanna said...

Poor little guy. I almost felt sorry for him, but then I remember the greedy little squirrels beating out all of my birdies last winter....

JJ Roa Rodriguez said...

The story is funny... But to think that the poor giy never had the chance to grab something to eat is sad...

Nice pics tho...

JJRod'z

Vicki Lane said...

Don't worry about the chipmunk, folks -- we have many and they're well fed. The turkeys left soon but he has a hole right at the base of the bird feeder.

Alan, I had to google bluetits -- what pretty birds!

Mama-Bug said...

Those little varmits are just too darn cute! I haven't managed to get a shot of one yet; they move like lightning!

Desiree said...

The eternal storyteller! This scenario would make a delightful preschooler's story book, Vicki. Oh, what an adorable little fellow that chipmunk is. We don't get them in SA.

NCmountainwoman said...

Great post! Glad you were able to catch this in pictures.

tipper said...

I think his cousins live in my yard :) they perform antics like that too!

jennyfreckles said...

Now, I want a chipmunk in my garden! Such a sweet little fella.