I couldn't believe how close this chipmunk let me get. I was using my telephoto, but I don't think I was even zoomed all the way out here. I was able to get less than 10 feet from where he was perched on my fence post. Poor little guy was askeered of me. I was wondering out loud why I like chipmunks so much but don't like squirrels, and my daughter said, "Chipmunks don't try to destroy your house like red squirrels do." Good point, Laney.