14 Funny Pictures of Chipmunks You Won’t Want to Miss

Updated: Oct. 16, 2023

Chipmunks can be friend or foe in the garden — but sometimes, they're just funny! You'll laugh at these reader-submitted chipmunk photos.

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Courtesy Isabelle Marozzo

Chipmunk and a Friend

“I was determined to watch this frog and chipmunk on a daily basis. They met each other a couple times a day. The frog was not afraid of the chipmunk. I captured many funny chipmunk pictures, but this one is my favorite,” says Birds & Blooms reader Isabelle Marozzo.

These funny frog pictures will make you laugh.

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Courtesy Mary Hindle

A Funny Pumpkin Feeder

Birds & Blooms reader Mary Hindle submitted this photo of a chipmunk snacking on seeds in the jaws of this creatively carved pumpkin.

Did you know: it’s easy to repurpose pumpkins for backyard wildlife.

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Courtesy Allen Batt

Yummy or Yucky?

Birds & Blooms reader Allen Batt shared this funny photo of a chipmunk holding its paws over its mouth — what could it have tasted to elicit that reaction?

Here’s what to feed squirrels and chipmunks—and how to peacefully co-exist with them in your backyard.

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Courtesy Phyllis Keating

A Really Big Bite

“I have photographed this chipmunk for many years, and I named him Alvin. He’s always happy to see me, and I think this photo captures his happiness,” says Phyllis Keating.

Enjoy these nutty and fun facts about squirrels.

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Courtesy Chantal Major

Pictures of Chipmunks on a Feeder

Look again. That’s not a bird! “I liked this photo because of its originality and humor!” says reader Chantal Major.

You’ll laugh at these hilarious photos of squirrels.

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Courtesy Lisa Douglass

Hungry, Hungry Chipmunk

“I noticed this cute little chipmunk trying to stuff as many peanuts into his cheeks as he could carry. He seemed to think there was always room for one more, and he didn’t want to leave one behind in case another chipmunk stole it,” says Lisa Douglass.

Here’s how to keep squirrels from digging up flower pots and bulbs.

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Courtesy Celia Searle

Colorful Flower Petal Snack

This chipmunk was looking for a snack! In this photo by reader Celia Searle, it seems the critter found one in these morning glory flowers.

Here’s how to tell different types of squirrels apart.

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Courtesy Anne Duvall

Stop and Smell the Flowers

Birds & Blooms reader Anne Duvall submitted funny pictures of a chipmunk taking a whiff of some brightly colored daffodil blooms.

Learn how to make a DIY squirrel feeder.

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Courtesy Gail Durant

Pictures of Chipmunks in Fall

“This chipmunk was stocking up for the winter from my one bird feeder. It seems all the animals and birds share and learn to take turns. Gotta love it!” says reader Gail Durant.

Do safflower seeds deter squirrels?

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Courtesy Larry Landolfi

Chipmunk and Cherry Tomatoes

“We love the chipmunks in our backyard more than anything else. Our tiny striped friends gobbled up these cherry tomatoes,” says Larry Landolfi.

Psst—if you love funny chipmunk pictures, you need to see these funny deer pictures.

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Courtesy Julie Felix

Squirrel and Chipmunk Buddies

“This is an unusual picture of a golden-mantled ground squirrel and a chipmunk in one photo! It is a great opportunity to see the size difference, with the squirrel being quite larger. The photo was taken in San Isabel National Forest in southern Colorado,” says Julie Felix.

Learn how to create the ultimate backyard wildlife and bird habitat.

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Courtesy Robert Creech

Curious Chipmunk

“We all love to vacation in the Colorado mountains due largely to the amazing spectacle of nature, including wildlife. I took this shot on my phone as I was befriended by a brave chipmunk while sipping morning coffee at the Cottonwood Lake Campground in the Gunnison National Forest,” says Robert Creech.

Discover the wonder of these amazing wildlife photos in Yellowstone National Park.

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Courtesy Gail Durant

Cowboy Chipmunk

“This chippy was stocking up seed from the bird feeder and came down after he heard the click of the camera. He then stopped to pause on my boot of flowers. Gotta love it,” says reader Gail Durant.

After you’re done laughing at these pictures of chipmunks, check out the best squirrel proof bird feeders and tips that work.

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Courtesy Mary Hindle

Pumpkin Spice Birdseed

This chipmunk found a new way to go trick-or-treating at a backyard pumpkin bird feeder. Thanks to reader Mary Hindle for sharing her funny pictures of chipmunks.