Smoking Chipmunk Lights Up On The Beach
July 25 | Hmmm...No Comments Yet
I guarantee you that what’s good for you today, won’t be tomorrow.
Take for instance one of my all time favorite treats, rawhide chewies. I loved them when I was younger, and I got plenty of them too. I’m not afraid to bark it, I got killer looks and a personality to match. Besides, my parents thought they were great for my dental hygiene, which they were…look ma, no plaque!
But all that is a memory now. From a cornucopia of rawhides to none, all in the span of a few short years.
Why the change? Sure my old man had to pull out the small, knot like remnant of a chewy from my gullet once. And sure, my mother had to do it too, but with my sister Copper. But, is that really a reason to force a delectable treat to be left on the pet store shelves?
Humans are no better. Margarine good, then bad. Alcohol good, then bad. Eggs good, then bad, then good, then bad. The list goes on and on.
So why do I bring this up? Because I don’t want everyone to look down on a chipmunk exposed by the Metro for smoking on the beach. Instead shouldn’t we be thanking him for his contribution to society for all the taxes he pays on his pack a smokes? Besides, it makes him easier to catch too.
The squirrel-like creature was snapped by holidaymaker Joanne Evans, 29, on Fuerteventura, one of the Canary Islands, at the resort of Costa Calma.
Joanne, a civilian police worker, who was on holiday with boyfriend Jon Nunn, 31, said: ‘We were just leaving the beach when the chipmunk popped up over the beach wall with the cigarette in its mouth.
‘It was such an odd sight that I got my camera out and took a photo. It just sat there for a short while and then ran off into a bush.’
Joanne, of Urmston, Manchester, said the chipmunks were a common sight around the beach areas on the island – but not usually attached to a cigarette.
Their usual diet consists of grain, nuts, fruit, berries, birds’ eggs, small frogs, fungi, worms, insects and on occasions small mammals like young mice.
Today smoking bad, tomorrow smoking good.