A chipmunk hit the mother lode and was too full to make its way back out of the bird feeder, according to Jan Dolcater of Rockport.

The bandit found a way under the cover of the feeder, ate all the seeds — previously, the feeder was almost full — and was struggling to find its way back out, Dolcater said. The bird feeder had to be lowered and the lid opened before the happy — and very full — chipmunk was on his way.

Jan Dolcater of Union Street in Rockport shared this photo and story with The Camden Herald staff June 3.