Sound of Chipmunks

September 21, 2008

It’s a crisp September morning and the sun is streaming in the kitchen window. Outside it’s noisy with the “chips” of chipmunks no doubt scurrying around gathering their food for the winter. Their “chipping” is thought to be warning of a threat – like, “hey, you’re on my turf, I’ll make noise to annoy you so you’ll go away.” They store food but don’t store fat, so they snack on their stash all winter. I’ve seen their tracks in the snow. They live 2-3 years. National Geographic will tell you more. The chipmunk has often been portrayed in cartoons. Here is my favorite chipmunk music video:  The Chipmunk Song