A chipmunk dance to brighten your day

Watch how he moves to the beat.

Weird? Silly? That’s OK. I think the video has the potential to brighten your day, if you let it.

This is one gloomy Thursday morning (at least it is in Bangor), but if you watch this chipmunk dance, I predict the clouds will clear and Friday will be a sunny day. (If you have a mind to accuse me of glancing at weather.com, stop being so skeptical.) And while we’re talking about weather, try to get outside Friday because for Saturday and Sunday there’s a 70-80 percent chance of rain.

Were you expecting something to happen at some point during the video? Well, I’m sorry. It’s just a cute chipmunk. But I’d like to know what you were expecting. For him to don an aviator hat? (Only squirrels do that.) A hawk to snatch him up? (Shame on you.)

Photo by Aislinn Sarnacki. A chipmunk washing in Maine Wildlife Park in Gray during spring 2012.

Aislinn Sarnacki

About Aislinn Sarnacki

Aislinn is a Bangor Daily News reporter for the Outdoors pages, focusing on outdoor recreation and Maine wildlife. Visit her main blog at actoutwithaislinn.bangordailynews.com.