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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.


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.


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.

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KimLomman 7 years ago
Eastern Chipmunk
Tamias striatus Eastern chipmunk

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williefromwi 7 years ago

Thanks, I am thrilled you enjoy them, Joshua

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 7 years ago

He's the cutest. Great photos Willie!

RubyPrakash 7 years ago

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

williefromwi 7 years 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 7 years ago

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

williefromwi 7 years 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 7 years ago

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

MayraSpringmann 7 years ago

Lovely!!!! Great series!!

williefromwi 7 years ago

Thank you Luciav1 and Manuelap1 for you comments

williefromwi 7 years ago

Thanks all for the kind words

CarolSnowMilne 7 years ago

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

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 7 years ago


alicelongmartin 7 years ago

Very Nice!

williefromwi 7 years ago

New photos added to this series

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Wisconsin, USA

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

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