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Chipmunk

Tamias

Description:

Chipmunks have reddish-brown fur on their back and sides and white fur on their stomach. They have two white stripes bordered by black on their sides and one black stripe on the center of their back. The chipmunk has light stripes above and below its eyes and it has pouched cheeks that it uses to store and carry food.

Habitat:

Chipmunks live in open deciduous forests and at the edges of woodlands. It can also be found in bushy areas and in rocky areas like walls near houses and other buildings.

Notes:

This cute little Chipmunk is one of a few dozen or so, that reside at the same location on this planet as I do. They are very energetic and entertaining to watch.

1 species ID suggestions

KimLomman
KimLomman 11 months ago
Eastern Chipmunk
Tamias striatus Eastern chipmunk

16 Comments

williefromwi
williefromwi a year ago

Thanks, I am thrilled you enjoy them, Joshua

Joshua Asel
Joshua Asel a year ago

He's the cutest. Great photos Willie!

RubyPrakash
RubyPrakash a year ago

I agree with you Willie, I too learn a lot from this site.

williefromwi
williefromwi a year ago

Yes RubyPrakash, I have seen photos of the Indian Palm Squirrel and can say they look very similar to what we in our country call the chipmunk. It is yet another reason that when posting one need put the scientific name of the species. Sometimes the species are exactly the same but the common name is different in various part of the world, and sometimes even in various parts of the same country. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I am ever learning from this sight. It is quite fascinating and informative as well.

RubyPrakash
RubyPrakash a year ago

williefromwi: Looks almost similar to Indian palm squirrel. here we don't have chipmunks.

williefromwi
williefromwi a year ago

Thanks Mayra and thanks as well Cornel Apostol. Cornel, I am thrilled you like my cute chipmunk series and wish you had them in your area. They are a treat to watch.

Cornel Apostol
Cornel Apostol a year ago

I think we don't have such animals here. I like them.

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann a year ago

Lovely!!!! Great series!!

williefromwi
williefromwi a year ago

Thank you Luciav1 and Manuelap1 for you comments

luciav1
luciav1 a year ago

lovely!

manuelap1
manuelap1 a year ago

Nice spotting, I love it!! ;)

williefromwi
williefromwi a year ago

Thanks all for the kind words

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne a year ago

Adorable photos. #4... yes, I am taking him home. HA!

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves a year ago

Adorable!

Very Nice!

williefromwi
williefromwi a year ago

New photos added to this series

Wisconsin, USA

Lat: 43.19, Long: -88.21

Spotted on Jun 26, 2012
Submitted on Jun 26, 2012

Spotted for mission

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