Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Tahoe Chipmunk

No. 6 takes you back to our Lake Tahoe vacation ...

Here's a nice shot of a furry resident of South Lake Tahoe's Pope Estate. This guy and his (her?) buddies live under the staff cabins and other out buildings. I know the photograph is a little fuzzy, but this was the best I could do at playing National Geographic photographer while my family walked on.

I'm sure the snow and chill winter has driven these little guys have underground. They weren't very cooperative in warmer times.

Reminiscent of the Borg in Star Trek: First Contact, who quickly adapted whenever to Captain Picard and crew aimed their weapons. As soon as I raised my camera to eye level, these pint-sized residents scattered. They seem to have all summer to learn how to avoid photographers.

I bet this guy was having a slow day.


  1. Your post made me laugh. I love the Pope Estate and i usually stop by there 3-4 times per year. Nice photo.

  2. We hadn't been there for several years until this summer. I need to go back next summer and take some more photos. I'm wandering if a walk through the estates in the winter might be a nice change?