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Chipmunk

Tamias striatus

Description:

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

Habitat:

lives 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:

diet is made up of nuts, acorns, seeds, mushrooms, fruits, berries and corn. It also eats insects, bird eggs, snails and small mammals like young mice. In winter, it stays in its den. The eastern chipmunk doesn't truly hibernate, but it does spend a lot of time sleeping. It may wake up every few weeks to eat the food it has stored.

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4 Comments

JanelleL.Streed
JanelleL.Streed 9 years ago

OnengDyah-Thank you! :-)

OnengDyah
OnengDyah 9 years ago

Wouw..very cuye.

JanelleL.Streed
JanelleL.Streed 9 years ago

Nick K-Thank you so much!

Nick K
Nick K 9 years ago

Awesome series of pictures!

JanelleL.Streed
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JanelleL.Streed

Minnesota, USA

Spotted on May 13, 2012
Submitted on May 20, 2012

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