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Townsend's chipmunk

Neotamias townsendii

Description:

There are five dark stripes and four lighter stripes on their back and two gray and three brown stripes on their faces. Their tail is grayish above and reddish below.

Habitat:

Spotted in the Cascade foothills. Coniferous forest with vine maple understory.

Notes:

Found in western Oregon and Washington.

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Townsend's Chipmunk
Tamias townsendii Townsend's chipmunk - Wikipedia


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6 Comments

Tukup
Tukup a year ago

Great catch Brian. That last picture is a dandy. Thanks.

Brian38
Brian38 a year ago

More often found in western Washington. This has to be the extreme east of its range. Thanks again Lauren!

Brian38
Brian38 a year ago

Thank you for the correction Lauren.

lauren.penney
lauren.penney a year ago

Chipmunks have cheek stripes, not ground squirrels. Based on your location, I think this is a Townsend's Chipmunk

Brian38
Brian38 a year ago

Thank you very much Neil.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a year ago

Mega-cuteness alert! I can't comprehend the magnitude of its cuteness without more coffee. I particularly love that last photo. Awesome spotting, Brian.

Brian38
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Washington, USA

Spotted on Sep 26, 2019
Submitted on Sep 27, 2019

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