Sunday, June 21, 2009

Baby Ground Squirrel

I've learned some things recently, about the difference between chipmunks and ground squirrels. Such as, chipmunks are smaller, have stripes on their faces and tend to walk with their tales raised. Thank you wikipedia.

We have tons of ground squirrel holes in our yard and you see them frolicking around all the time. I *love* them. I snapped up some pics of some friendly baby ones who were popping up to say hi.

















7 comments:

Momma Miller said...

Are you kidding me?! They are so sweet-looking...so innocent. How in the world did you capture those? Are they not skittish?

~Shaye

Momma Miller said...

I was thinking about it and Tale of Despeareaux comes to mind. I know that book (and later movie) are about mice, but still--the faces look so similar!

MrsW said...

Woah! These are absolutely fab. What camera do you have? I was at the zoo this weekend and couldn't snag a decent critter shot at all - and they were mostly sleeping so on the whole, photographically speaking, quite cooperative.

Angie said...

Awwwww! SO CUTE! And fantastic photography, as always :)

Herb of Grace said...

Oh wow. Very cute. How did you keep the kids from chasing them off?

Beginning Again said...

how did you get these pics!? they are AAMZING!!
you are so talented!

Visty said...

Those are hilarious! I love their expressions! My daughter would squeal if we had a picture like that.