Just Load ‘Em up and Fire, Boys

‘Gah head, Chuck, and roll the dice. But if I find out that you’ve tinkered with my power tools again, you best be wearing a helmet.

Chuck’s about to be bruised, Christine Y. Photo by Brittamay



  1. lurkingsmirk says:

    poor chipmunk looks like he’s been on prednisone

  2. Dewd, they invented take-a-way boxes for a reason.

  3. Lindsay says:

    Awww look at his leetle chippie lips! Cute 🙂

  4. *scoops heem up an’ protects heem so no one gits heez seedz* I’ve got a ginger ale for you, little one! (LOVE ginger ale! Even have a dog named Jynger.) 🙂

  5. I feel a “pew! pew! pew!” moment coming on – disapproving ‘monk will be firing from both cheeks in a matter of seconds 🙂

    Anyone for a 160-seed double repeater? 😉

  6. LOL re: Prednisone! I’d be curious to know how many seeds he has stuffed into that tiny mouth of his!


  7. skippymom says:

    Does this remind anyone else of that weird lipstick-wearing fish?

  8. I think my favorite part is that our little chippy friend’s lips can’t even meet due to all those seeds… What a great photo!

    And @ Kar: Snerk!

  9. Cute little chipmunk, I want to hold you in my hands.

  10. Not That Mike The Other Mike says:

    Erm, I don’t mean to be rude, little feller, but your mouth needs adjusting.

  11. O NO (he/she/or it) DI'UNT!!!!! says:

    1) we’ve got trolling or spamming or whatever the computerology world calls it, Editors…this is at least the second comment stream in which the Repub’s/ Jeopardy thing has been posted. I don’t have the patience today to email editors in a separate thing off the CO screen — my internet connection is too argumentative today…

    2) in re. Chippy the Monk: This is where me mum wudda pulled out the comment, about “eyes being bigger than the stomach” (altho’ in anatomical precision, it should be “cheeks” bigger than the stomach” ……

    cuteness to all.
    Trolling to none.
    peace to most.

  12. 260Oakley says:

    I believe he is suffering from shell shock.

  13. uh, little monk, I don’t want to embarrass you here, but you’ve got a little something stuck between your teeth. Don’t worry, it’s hardly noticable.

  14. thanks O NO. not to worry, a highly trained professional is on the job! please feel free to read, comment and enjoy!

  15. Anyone for a 160-seed double repeater?

    this little varmint’ll plant those seeds faster than john deere!

  16. 260Oakley says:

    Nice pouch on that Chip ‘n Dale dancer

  17. SNERK!

  18. Whoa. I knew that chipmunks could store food in their cheeks, I just had no idea that their cheeks were that elastic! That’s amazing. And his little paws are pretty adorable too…

  19. Natasha says:

    Me? Nah, i dint steal yyour nuts! (Boys fire at her on three…1…2…3!!! hehe got her! she wont annoy us again! thats so cute!!!

  20. I just had a laugh looking at this fella’s cheeks and lips. Best way to start my working day EVAR!

  21. Must have gotten his wisdom teeth out!

  22. Portabello says:

    This is NOT CUTE at all! Overfeeding animals is awful, and is abuse! Whoever did that to that poor chipmunk needs to be put in jail!
    I can’t believe you would post such a horrible picture!

  23. lol Portabello you can’t be serious? Chipmunks naturally stuff lots of food in their mouths, no one shoved food in him.

  24. Melissa says:


    They see you trollin’
    They hatin’

  25. Portabello says:

    Uh, no. You’re thinking of Hamsters.

  26. No, she’s thinking of the right animal. Chipmunks have cheek pouches used for transporting lots of food back to their burrows. There’s nothing peculiar about what the critter in the picture is doing.

  27. earlybird1 says:

    “Warning: frontal airbags may inflate spontaneously. Do not seat young passengers near chipmunk.”

  28. Christine Y says:

    woohoo! my first accepted submission 🙂 i just wanted to clarify that this wasn’t my photo. it was taken by the talented “Brittamay” on flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/46610212@N07/ & last but not least, thank you CO for brightening up my days X)

  29. Ah fwetty sshwer ah an fwit sshwowoh ehn ah wowf.*

    *translation, “I’m pretty sure I can fit some more in my mouth.”
    Famouse last words.

  30. Fishy98 says:

    Thelonious was always popular with the ladies.

  31. He looks like Quagmire.

  32. Hon Glad says:

    Oh oh, I think I’m gonna asplode.

  33. BStrange says:

    OMG. :scared: It’s the Anvil Hamster I posted yesterday, but in live-action, chipmunk-scented form!

    @Portabello: Chipmunks have cheek-“shopping bags” too, as thirty seconds of quality time with a search engine or a book could have told you if you’d bothered, oh I don’t know, learning anything before your knee-jerkism…. Also, a little barbecue sauce makes that narsty foot flavor a little less noticeable. 😉

    Oh and here’s thee Anvil Hamster for those who missed it. Seriously, anyone else see a resemblance?:

  34. BStrange says:

    🙄 Wrong site for that command to work.. *erase erase*…. *scribble scribble* 😯 THERE we go!

  35. @BStrange, funny, I’d heard that chippies had cheek-SHIPPING CONTAINERS. 😉

  36. BStrange says:

    @Theresa: Conceded! 😀

  37. It’s Popeye the Sailor Munk!

    Or perhaps Popcheeks.

  38. This picture needs to be accompanied by a Warner Bros. sound effect of a big wad of sumpting being shot into a spittoon.

  39. I know what you’re thinking. “Did he fire six seeds or only five?” Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Mag-nom, part of the most powerful cheepmunk in the world, and would blow your mind clean off from the qte, you’ve got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, human?

  40. Lol @ Saffron!

  41. …and that’s why they called him “Old Hickory.”

  42. 260Oakley says:

    I love those Chip Eastmunk films.

  43. Christy says:

    I’d be interested to watch him unload these seeds from his cheeks lol

    It kills me that he can’t close his mouth 🙂

  44. kitty-crap says:

    @earlybird1 hehe!
    But what I really want to know is: Does he shell the sunflower seeds before or after stuffing them in his mouf?

  45. kitty-crap says:

    Cuz he could get A LOT more in there if he would shell them first! 😉

  46. that squirrel is so cute with his cheeks full

  47. Shygrrl74 says:

    @ Maz “Pew Pew Pew” makes me (and prolly noone else but fellow NPR nerds) think of Karl Kassel attempting to make lazer noises on an episode of Wait Wait

    @Bridget yes, yes he does … giggity… *Snerk*

    @Oakley: Double snerkity snerk!

    My day is made kthx!

  48. LEEPS!

  49. Aww. Cute paws and cheekpouches.

    Also, Portobello needs to calm down about crap she obviously doesn’t know anything about. How stupid do you have to be to actually think it would even be possible to “do that” to a wild chipmunk?

  50. AnnieStuart says:

    @ Portobello: I would like to see you even try to force feed a chipmunk, haha. it is un-possible; the little critterpants would either bite your freaking face off, or stuff everything in his cheek pouches and bugger off to his nest. hah!

    My garden-chippy Lucy takes seeds right from my outstretched palm, loads her cheeks to the brim, makes for her house, and then keeps coming back for more.

  51. methinks maybe portobello was just trying to get everybody’s panties in a bunch?

    i sometimes see a chippie in my back yard. him and the leetle red squirrels crack me up. zip! zip! zip! compared to them, the regular squirrels look like lumbering behemoths.

  52. O NO (he/she/or it) DI'UNT!!!!! says:

    AnnieStuart: obvy, Lucy has you well-trained 🙂 !!

  53. skippymom says:

    When I first read Portobello’s comment, I thought it was a “reverse nuff”, in other words, a joke. But now I’m not sure.

    So, anyway, you know you’re addicted to Cute Overload when you wonder how you’re going to make it until there’s a new post. Help!

  54. BStrange says:

    @ceejoe: That, or is just another of those silly people who can’t be happy unless they’re hysterical about something. Either way, I just picture the latest nuffer in a clown suit and have a good snerk. Nuffers like that are funny because they don’t mean to be… At their own expense. Kinda like a guy who tries to mug someone and it turns out he picked a plainclothes cop. 😉

    @Saffron: Mag-nom …That was great. 😀


    I wonder whether the chipmunk above works for the Small Mammal Cuteness Supplies Co.? You know the one: “reasonable chipping & hamdling charges, skwerldwide delivery, and if we don’t have it we’ll ferret it out for you!” 😀

  55. skippymom says:

    And it’s all the more painful when you get moderated. (bangs head on desk, hard)

  56. @Shygrrl74, remember when Carl took 3 WEEKS OFF when he got married? He’s an ANIMAL! 😉

  57. skippymom says:

    @Theresa–wait a minute, when did Carl get married? I knew he was married (sigh), but did this happen within recent memory? I’m confused.

  58. wow, that’s a lot of nuts )))

  59. This is going to rekindle me and my husband’s old debate about whether a Syrian hamster or a chipmunk has a larger pouch capacity.

  60. @Disappointed, Skippymom? 😈

  61. PS, a selection of Carl’s answering machine messages!

  62. AnnieStuart says:

    ROFL @ Almakos. That is my favorite line from Kung-Pow, other than “oooweeeooooOOOweeeeOOO………”

  63. Quagmire??!!!!

  64. Jerilyn says:

    This gives new meaning to the expression “Stuffing one’s face.” 🙂

  65. Jerilyn says:

    This is Jerilyn’s daughter saying, 😉 That is the oddest picture ever and that person who said it was bad, well chipmunks and other rodents take what they want, they only eat what they need and either leave it or save it for later. Anyway someone probably just put seeds out for the chipmunks (well actually for the birds) and a chipmunk wanted to store some away in his cheeks Har Har Har :P!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TeeHee

  66. Heather says:

    Chipmunk lips!!! I love it!!!

  67. Shygrrl74 says:

    @Theresa: Thanks for the link! (Yay for being an NPR nerd too! : ) One of these days I will call up and try to win his voice on MY voice-mail message. Animal, rascal…rhyme master…that’s our Carl! : ) I have noted an even more pronounced “animal”-ness post “retirement” , that extra sleep is trouble. As long as I can keep trying to guess who Carl is this time, all is well : )

  68. I want one!! 🙂

  69. BStrange says:

    Things I notice when very tired: Chipmunk’s leeps make a peanuts-go-here shape. Perfectly evolved to nom that species of nut. 😀

  70. BStrange says:
  71. hahahahahahaha Quagmire squirrel<3


  72. Awwwwww… nutz!