Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Cute Rodents, Bartlett Pond, White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Squirrels are an endless source of entertainment to me, watching them cavort over, under, on, around, and through almost anything.....

...... but our chipmunks are way cuter.

I am amazed by how fast they move through the underbrush - how do they visually process the obstacles in their path and avoid running into things?  It's like birds flying through the forest, how do they not hit branches and crash to the ground with broken wings? According to Yoda, Jedi warriors must they be.

Rodents are characterized by having a pair of incisors that grow continuously throughout their lives and must be kept short by gnawing.  Rodent comes from the Latin - rodere - meaning to gnaw.  Now you know. It occurs to me that blogging is "show and tell" for adults using the internet instead of a 3rd grade classroom - and in my case, perhaps no more sophisticated.

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