Chipmunk Stuffs Three Peanuts Into Its Mouth

An opportunistic chipmunk was captured stuffing three peanuts into its mouth last fall in video shared by the Illinois Raptor Center in Decatur on January 30.

Video shared by the center’s Program Director Jacques Nuzzo shows an eastern chipmunk run up to three nuts resting on a rock. The chipmunk manages to put two nuts in its cheeks before carrying the third away by its teeth.

“I was going through photos and videos for an idea and forgot about a series of little gems I did with ‘Hoover’ the little Eastern Chipmunk at my residence,” Nuzzo said. “Coincidentally, this is exactly how I look at an all you can eat buffet.” Credit: Jacques Nuzzo via Storyful