Adorable Chipmunk Skillfully Packs Peanuts In Its Mouth
Nature hides all sorts of wonders. From fierce predators to fluffy little critters, the mystical woodlands never seize to amaze us. If we tried, we probably wouldn’t be able to name all of the tiny organisms living inside a certain ecosystem, we probably wouldn’t even be able to detect all of them. Their sizes vary from living things almost invisible to the human eye, to gentle giants standing strong in the face of time.
These organisms are each as unique as the other and they all contribute to the vast array of skills and the diversity nature has to offer. Somewhere in the wilderness there is probably an animal that can hunt better than any other animal on the planet. A few feet next to it there is probably another one that creates the most secure home or has a good track record of wooing its mates season after season. There is someone with the greatest survival skills and the greatest IQ, the greatest strength and the greatest artistic hands. It really has everything to offer.
We often hear the phrase ”survival of the fittest,” but do we really know what it means?! The first thing that comes to mind is the physical fitness of someone, but funnily enough, that is not always the case. This idiom comes from the Darwinian theory of evolution and what it means is that whoever has the best blend of traits is the one who will progress in evolution. Basically, this phrase explains the principle of natural selection that Darwin was talking about.
We often forget that animals have more in common with us than we might think. We all need food to sustain us, warmth and shelter and of course, companionship to help us grow our kind. But, we often forget about the time that ticks away simultaneously while we fulfil our basic needs. There are 1440 minutes in a day, and it can get lonesome from time to time. Wild animals, contrary to our beliefs, aren’t immune to loneliness.So, it comes as no surprise that we rejoice the instances when we see them behave just like us, showing happiness and playfulness, just like we do.
The video occurred on July 24, 2018 in Aurora, Ontario, Canada and this is what the licensor had to say about it: "Van Gogh is a wild yet very friendly chipmunk from Ontario, Canada. He visits me every day and as you can see from the video, he is quite the pig. He will stuff as many peanuts possible into his cheeks, then proceed to run down to his burrow behind our yard to store them for later. He will then run back up to me, for some pets/back scratches, inhale more peanuts, and bolt back down to his burrow. This will all be repeated throughout the day so long as I am outside and peanuts are available! This is his second summer coming around, as he hibernates through the cold Canadian winter. He is missing part of his left ear, which is why I decided to name him Van Gogh, after the famous painter."
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