Custer State Park in South Dakota is one of my favorite places to visit. The park is rife with wildlife (teehee, that rhymes)and beautiful landscapes. We saw many different animals while driving through the park, but we had to stop and get out of our car to interact with these crazy lil’ guys :) The chipmunks of Custer State Park are quite a spunky bunch of characters!
Custer State Park was recommended to us by several people when we asked for places to visit to spot wildlife on our Florida to Alaska road trip. The park did not disappoint. There were so many different kinds of animals, but the chipmunks that greeted us when we first entered the park were some of my all-time favorite! They were everywhere and there were so many of them. They showed no fear as they ran right up to the camera and smiled. :D
This is an amazing video of my new friends. It shows the playful nature of these very adorable creatures.
I wanted to scoop them all up and take them home with me. I am sure the park rangers would not have been all to happy about me trying such a thing.
I had no idea my love of chipmunks could or would rival my love of squirrels. We don’t have chipmunks in Miami, Fl so I did not know how elated a little fuzzball like this could make a person.
They were so friendly and would just run right up to the camera and if you stood still long enough they would even run all over you. This was probably one of my favorite things about Custer State Park.