We had a lovely holiday in Fuertaventura and what did I spend the most time doing? Swimming? Sunbathing? Exploring? No!!! I spent hours happily playing with the chipmunks on the beach - it was unbelievable and just wonderful. They even sat on my knee to eat nuts. To me it was a dream come true having wanted to have my own chipmunk pet from the age of 14. Apparently they arent chipmunks but Barbary Ground Squirrels which were introduced in 1965 from Ifni by a family who kept them as pets. Now they have taken over and live in the rocks along the beach.