A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Well, all right then. I’m in the clear on this one.
In truth, as I take more photos and video, I find that almost any creature is interesting when I just watch it for a while. Here, I especially like the feet, poised for sudden action. And although it’s not obvious from this angle, buddy has something, umm, chipmunked away in his left cheek. Either that or he needs a root canal.
The shot I didn’t get is the one where he/she turned to face me directly, alerted by the camera click. That’s when those feet went into action and buddy was gone, into his burrow, his/her face nothing but a passing blur.