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Chewie Meets Chipmunk

(Photo and Chipmunk Wrangling by Chris McVeigh)

Chewie Meets Chipmunk

Photographer Chris McVeigh is back with more photos of his neighborhood chipmunk playing with Star Wars toys. This is not well-done Photoshop mashup. Chris places his action figures near a friendly, and very much alive, chipmunk who hangs out in his backyard. He convinced the chipmunk he named Billy, not by use of a simple Jedi mind trick, but with almonds!
Chipmunks are curious little creatures. A number of the little guys live in my backyard, and I guess you could say that I've built friendships with them over the past couple of years. It's not that we share common interests, though -- it's that they can count on me to have almonds. It's easily their favorite snack. As a chipmunk learns to associate me with almonds, it begins to see me as a friend and not a threat. The bolder chipmunks will even jump into my hands or onto my lap! Once I have earned this level of trust, it's somewhat easy to coax them in front of the camera.

Read more about his whimsical photos here:
Chipmunk Trooper Whisperer (via Star Wars Blog)

Check out more of Chris McVeigh's creative photography here.

SOURCE: Official Starwars.com Blog


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