Is that a chipmunk practising yoga?

Adorable scene captured in Canada

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Is that a chipmunk practising yoga?

There's nothing like a good stretch to start the day - but we didn't realise chipmunks loved yoga too.

This little chipmunk appears to be practising a yoga pose as it stretches in a garden in Canada.

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Balancing on one paw and stretching her leg high above her head, the flexible little chipmunk shows off her moves.

The adorable striped rodent limbers up, performing the yoga position, Eka Pada Sirsasana, also known as the leg behind the head pose.

The scene was captured by 60-year-old Canadian photographer Lucie Gagnon in her garden in Bowman, Québec, Canada.

Is that a chipmunk practising yoga?

Mrs Gagnon said: "I've noticed that chipmunks are natural performers. They're always playing in the trees and putting on some kind of acrobatic performance - they're so entertaining. I can't wait to get back outside with my camera and take some more pictures."

Chipmunks are small, striped rodents found in North America, with the exception of the Siberian chipmunk which is found primarily in Asia.

They have an omnivorous diet primarily consisting of seeds, nuts and other fruits, and buds.They also commonly eat grass, shoots, and many other forms of plant matter, as well as fungi, insects and other arthropods, small frogs, worms, and bird eggs.

Chipmunks typically live about three years although some have been observed living to nine years in captivity.

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