Can’t really talk now! Enjoying a mouth full of food…seems to be saying an Eastern Chipmunk here in the Great Swamp, New Jersey.
Starting in early Fall season, Chipmunks collect preservable hard food such as seeds and acorns and stockpile in their borrows for consumption during the winter season. They transport food to their stashes by holding it in large cheek pouches and this gives them their distinctive chipmunk cheeks.
In Spring, they mate, and are mostly active foraging on the ground and feeding the new borns.