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As Victoria Pendleton and Denise Van Outen  strut their stuff on the new series of of Strictly Come Dancing, it would seem  that everyone wants to hit the dancefloor.

And these chipmunks are no  exception.

The dancing duo have been caught on camera  getting into the swing of things after Mel Gray spotted them showing off their  moves.

Will you lead? The pair appear to 'hold hands' as they dance around on the ground

Will you lead? The pair appear to ‘hold hands’ as they  dance around on the ground 

Cheek to cheek! These two playful chipmunks were captured at a camp site in the Etosha National Park, Namibia

Cheek to cheek! These two playful chipmunks were  captured at a camp site in the Etosha National Park, Namibia

In one shot the chipmunks dance around each  other, while in another they ‘hold hands’ as they twirl around.

And one picture even appears to show the pair  cheek to cheek in a tango like move.

Ms Gray, from New South Wales, Australia,  captured the incredible sight at a camp site in the Etosha National Park,  Namibia.

She said the animals had burrows around the  campsite and would often come out to entertain visitors.

The pair whirled around and clocked up some points from their audience

Taking a twirl! The pair whirled around and clocked up  some points from their audience 

These two light-footed creatures caused a delight when they were spotted strutting their stuff

These two light-footed creatures caused a delight when  they were spotted strutting their stuff

She added: ‘The pictures show the animals  playing.

‘They were running around, chasing one  another, wrestling, rolling over, pinning each other down.

‘And they were rearing up on their hind legs,  seemingly like in a dance.

‘They move very quickly and they’re quite  hilarious. I haven’t seen anything like this before.

‘It was great to be so close up and to  capture them in this way.

‘It was all over pretty quickly but the act  was repeated if you hung around long enough.

‘It’s just play so it’s completely harmless  and neither was hurt.’

Ms Gray, a professor of Social Work at  Newcastle University, Australia, added: ‘I love the excitement of wildlife  photography.

‘I love the unexpected and the predictable as  well as the sheer enjoyment of being close to nature and the beautiful creatures  that inhabit our planet.’

Chipmunks are small, striped squirrels while  the tree squirrel is larger and doesn’t have stripes.

The ground squirrel has body stripes like  chipmunks, but no head stripes.

A tree squirrel is larger, has a longer tail  and no stripes.

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