This video from the USA says about itself:
21 May 2016
Chipmunks acting like prairie dogs and some great birds’ songs too! Eastern Chipmunks are a variety of ground squirrel – although we usually don’t think of them that way. High in the Great Smoky Mountains surrounded by thousands of acres of dense wood chipmunks are seldom seen well out in the open, but they are nothing if not motivated, hardworking and adaptable.
Watching me feed the birds in an open meadow next to the edge of their forest homes they quickly excavated an access/escape tunnel to reach the seed feeding area and escape if need be since they would be easy targets for predators like hawks, owls and foxes. Watching Chipmunks out in the open more like prairie dogs is quite entertaining! More on this in the future!