Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Chippy The Challenger
It seems that these little animals were all after one thing. Seeds. Very many of the big human creatures liked to throw seeds on the ground for Chippy and all of his little friends. Obviously this made Chippy and all the rest of the critters very happy, and very full. Easy food is always welcome.
Now even though there is always plenty of food for the little critters that live around this park trail, they all know that the one thing they have to do to make sure they keep getting more is to beg in the very cutest way possible. So that's exactly what Chippy knows how to do best, and he's not one bit afraid to do it.
When he decides that he has enough seeds, Chippy takes them back to his hidden lair under the leaves and small plants at the side of the trail. But Chippy is far from finished. He knows that even though there are plenty of seeds right now, there will be nothing in the cold winter months, or maybe even next week. So Chippy comes right back out on the human's trail to beg for more.
Still, even if this particular human does seem to be crazy, Chippy does his best to get him to share his seeds. All this crazy human does is point one of those click boxes at him. So after awhile Chippy begins to decide that the human is just too insane to share any seeds, so he goes off to get some across the trail. There's only one problem with that though.
So many animals want these seeds. The red-winged blackbirds land over here looking for seeds too. Chippy doesn't quite know if he is brave enough to rescue the seeds so he can put them to their rightful use. So will he be too afraid to do his duty, and turn out to be Chippy the Coward? Or will he decide to be a very brave little chipmunk, and become Chippy the Challenger?
The answer to these questions, and more, will be revealed as this story continues. Same Rat time. Same Rat blog.
Nature Center Magazine - Today Steve of Out On The Prairie, who many of you are happily getting to know, shares some tips and advice on some things you need to know and do to help you enjoy nature in the best way you can. Read his article. It is very good.