At my old job location there was a good amount of forest in the back that was completely filled with all sorts of wildlife. I have never ever seen so many different animals in one spot anywhere I have ever lived; amazing is the right word actually.
I have seen many raccoons, squirrels, rabbits, snakes, big spiders, dason flies—which come out from the water just once per year to mate—and even hawks, big ones and babies. While I was there for 7 years, I made friends with a chipmunk, I named him Chippy, and he would even come all the way to my shoe when I was on break sitting on a bucket and calling for him. It would take him about 3-5 minutes to peek out, check around and make his way to me from the edge of the woods.
One time I walked to him instead and found him hiding ( as shown in my picture ) looking oh-so cute and making funny noises as if he was talking to me. I miss him a lot now that I am not around that area anymore and my bet is he is missing me just as much! We were good friends for such a long time.
Sometimes I want to just go over there and take him home with me, but I know that’s against the rules of nature. I love him no matter where he may be at now, I just hope he is save and happy with his family there in the woods.
I did break one rule just once, that was to feed him, but not nuts! I fed him a fresh warm doughnut (ssshhh don’t kiss and tell the baker!) and he sat there munching away while I was having one of my own. Awe, I am missing my little wildlife friend—hugs, Chippy!