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Chipmunk / Ardilla rayada.

Description:

Chipmunks are small striped squirrels native to North America and Asia. They have an omnivorous diet consisting of grain, nuts, fruit, berries, birds' eggs, small frogs, fungi, worms, insects and on occasions small mammals like young mice. At the beginning of autumn, many species of chipmunk begin to stockpile these goods in their burrows, for winter. Other species make multiple small caches of food. These two kinds of behavior are called larder hoarding and scatter hoarding.

Habitat:

A friend's front yard at Vermont (USA).

Notes:

The common name originally may have been spelled "chitmunk" (from the Odawa word jidmoonh, meaning "red squirrel"; cf. Ojibwe, ajidamoo).

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2 Comments

marta vázquez
marta vázquez 9 years ago

Ale, pues ya estoy aquí de nuevo, Eulalia. No ha sido falta de ánimo sino de tiempo.

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 9 years ago

Todos los días miro a ver si has subido algo, y nada, anímate ¡guapa!

marta vázquez
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marta vázquez

Morrisville, Vermont, USA

Spotted on Aug 25, 1999
Submitted on Aug 25, 2011

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