As I glanced out my bedroom window this morning at the pool below, I noticed a "critter" frantically "swimming" near the edge of the pool. I ran outside as quickly as I could so that I could get him to safety on dry ground.
Once outside I quickly scanned the pool surface but the chipmunk was nowhere to be seen. How could that be? I had just seen it moments earlier.
I opened up one of the skimmers where the water is pulled in to go through the filter...and, there was this little head looking up at me as if to say, "Phew, finally...what took you so long?!".
I coaxed him out of the skimmer basket.....he jumped up onto the concrete....shook the water off.....and, quickly scurried out into the backyard.
I bet that he had a good story to tell when he got "home".... : )