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Tuesday, 23 June 2020

The hole in the boardwalk gang

Along the boardwalk this time of year, young animals are in abundance. It is a pleasure to walk with them and enjoy the sights and sounds. Chipmunks are among the young and my husband and I spent time recently enchanted with two we called the Hole in the Boardwalk Gang.


These two are tiny, probably this year’s kits, just making their way in the world of the boardwalk.





They discovered or chewed a hole in the wood along the trail and spend their time poking their heads out of the hole to the delight of walkers of all ages 





who give them peanuts and seeds. It is impossible to see the duo and not smile. 





We’ve taken numerous photos and watched others do the same. 





The two are a delight to young and old alike who stop and chat with fellow chipmunk admirers, 2 meters apart of course. 





Our latest conversation revealed there are three little rodents appearing through the same hole. I’d love to have that photo.



32 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

I wonder why we (in my experience) find them so much cuter and appealing than squirrels.

Tabor said...

I had one of these as a pet one summer. They are delightful!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I would advise all unpopular rodents to invest in some stripes and learn some charming tricks from these little chaps.

DJan said...

They are adorable! I would have a hard time leaving if I had such a delight to enjoy. :-)

The Furry Gnome said...

They look so cute peeking out of that hole!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Too cute!

Darina Fox said...

They are incredibly cute, the photo is just super. Definitely looking at them improves my mood!

bill burke said...

Very cute wee critters. :)

Elephant's Child said...

Even looking at the photos makes me smile (huge thanks for that).
I imagine actually being there would produce face splitting grins.

Tanza Erlambang said...

so cute to see the critters appear from the hole....
great shots

Helen said...

You have captured their cuteness perfectly. Just a delight to see. My walk would certainly be delayed.

The Happy Whisk said...

Oh my gosh! That little one in the hole. Too stinkin' cute.

Ruth Hiebert said...

AWWWWW! They are so cute.

At Home In New Zealand said...

What endearing little creatures. I can see why people stop to enjoy their delightful antics :)

Rose said...

They are just too cute for words!

Joanne Noragon said...

I love chipmunks.

JudithK said...

Yes. I started laughing even before I started reading your words....
Thanks.

Red said...

Chipmunks are always a fan favorite.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh my gosh they are so darn cuuuuute, how delightful to see those sweet wee faces popping up and down, adorable 💜💛💚

David M. Gascoigne, said...

We are drawn to cuteness, aren't we?

David M. Gascoigne, said...

No need to publish this but young chipmunks are known as pups not kits. You are probably thinking of foxes when you apply the term "kit."

Goldendaze-Ginnie said...

Yes, adorable, but I've seen where they can do a lot of damage too. I get the feeling they are putting on a show for us !

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

They are cute critters! They are delight to watch! Loved the photos.
Have a great day!

Debbie said...

chip and dale..hehehehehe

they are so adorable and you captured some great pictures. i'm surprised they stay still that long, mine buzz around like busy bees, barely stoping it seems!!!

Catarina said...

I would have stopped as well. What a treat you had that particular day!

Susan Zarzycki said...

You have such lovely areas to walk and enjoy nature! I especially loved the fox photo in your last post.💖

Tomoko said...

Cute chipmunks!
They are lucky to have the hole.
Have a great day!

Retired Knitter said...

Chipmunks are adorable creatures.

judee said...

The chipmunks are adorable. I had never seen them in the wild until my son bought a house in upstate NY. Now we see them running all over the place!

Barbara said...

How cute is that! What a delightful afternoon.

William Kendall said...

So cute!

Mage said...

They are cute, there's no way around it. :)