Friday, June 15, 2012

Friday's Foto

This Eastern Chipmunk in Brooklyn's Prospect Park may look incredibly cute, but don't ever be tempted to pick one up. If you succeeded you'd quickly find that they have very sharp teeth and an attitude to match. They are a frequent prey animal for Red-tailed Hawks, but fortunately are very abundant here. Don't go looking for them in Central Park, however, as the original, natural habitats of that landmark park never contained the hardwood forests necessary for this rodent to survive.

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