If you had a pet chipmunk hanging around your backyard, would you: a) attempt a dramatic animal shelter rescue, b) ignore it, or c) snap photos of the creature interacting with your old Star Wars action figures? If you're reading this blog, your answer is most likely C -- and one dude (who goes by the name powerpig on Flickr) did just that with the little chipmunk named Billy who hung around his yard.
From powerpig's Flickr page: "On a sunny day back in August, I was out in the yard feeding Billy. He was especially friendly that day, returning again and again for almonds. I decided I would try and pet him while he gobbled up the almonds, and he seemed quite receptive to it. Getting a bit more brazen, I put my thumb and forefinger on either side of his hind quarters and gave him a little wiggle. Again, he didn't bat an eye. That's when it occurred to me that I could probably put an action figure on his back without him fleeing." (Am I the only one who loves his thought process here? Only a geek thinks this way.)
So, yeah, once he got the chipmunk to pose for the above photo, the whole Empire (plus Chewbacca and an Ewok) came out to play with Billy. Check out a few images below, and more over on his Flickr page.