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Eastern chipmunk

Tamias striatus


It has reddish-brown fur on its upper body and five dark brown stripes contrasting with light brown stripes along its back, ending in a dark tail. It has lighter fur on the lower part of its body. It has a tawny stripe that runs from its whiskers to below its ears, and light stripes over its eyes.


Spotted on a backyard fence bordering a hardwood forest.


The eastern chipmunk lives in deciduous wooded areas and urban parks throughout the eastern United States and southern Canada. It prefers locations with rocky areas, brush or log piles, and shrubs to provide cover.

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SarahWhitt 8 months ago

Well.....he deserves a PNUT!! :)

Brian38 8 months ago

Thanks for commenting Sarah! This one was a real ham! It showed up almost daily - so finally I caught him or her with my camera in my hands.

SarahWhitt 8 months ago

This lil guy is so darn cute!!
Very difficult to make them sit still for a photo!! :)

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Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA

Lat: 34.46, Long: -93.05

Spotted on Sep 3, 2018
Submitted on Sep 29, 2018

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