Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Desert Critters

I got this critter when I was out in the San Rafael Swell over Memorial Day.

This weekend I was up at the property and got this one.  I was on a walk and when I noticed this little one, I sat down and got about 15 pictures.  Quite the model.

While we were up there star gazing (without the city lights you can see zillions of stars) we had a visitor.  Considering it was dark out, around 11 pm, and he (she?) was darting around eating the insects that were bugging us earlier that evening, this was the best shot I could get.


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

That's a Western Chipmunk, I presume? I only see Eastern ones, of course. What a fat, happy toad!

And good job with the bat. I've tried, they're a tough assignment.

Alexia said...

Nice! The chipmunk is cute, and the toad is... toady.


Gilly said...

Cute little chipmunk! You have two sorts over there? Love the toad - ours only comes out after dark if it has rained!

Karen S. said...

What a great model indeed! Great scene as he blends so well with nature! It's always fun making friends with a Chippy or two, or three!

Lisa Shafer said...

Ah, those desert bats. We used to see them at Lake Powell all the time when I was a kid. They move so fast that I'm impressed you got even a blurry pic.
Cute chippie!

Bob Scotney said...

Im always captivated by a chipmunk. I never realised how small they are until I saw one the first time in Michigan.