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Least Chipmunk

Neotamias minimus

Description:

The smallest chipmunk in North America. It is also the most widespread species of chipmunk in North America occurring across north-central and western United States and from British Columbia and southern Yukon to western Quebec in Canada. ~ Wikipedia

Habitat:

The species is found in a variety of habitats including mixed deciduous and coniferous forests, boreal forest, and sagebrush plains. ~ Wikipedia

Notes:

They have three dark lines with white in between along their face and five black stripes with brown edges and white in between along their back. They are grey and reddish-brown on the sides and greyish white on their underparts. Their tail is orange-brown. These animals are active during the day and eat seeds, berries, nuts, fruits and insects. Predators include hawks, owls and mustelids. They breed in early spring. Females produce one litter usually of 5 or 6 young. They store food in an underground burrow, where they spend the winter. These animals go into a state of torpor for extended periods of time, but do not hibernate. ~ Wikipedia

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21 Comments

gifted-group17
gifted-group17 8 years ago

I like squirrels!!!!

gifted-group13
gifted-group13 8 years ago

Awwww adorable I love little squirrelies they r adorable

gifted-group11
gifted-group11 8 years ago

The chipmunk is so cute

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 8 years ago

So cute!!

isabellasmurf
isabellasmurf 8 years ago

Added to http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1029...
(Wildlife in National Parks Mission)

AdamBrown
AdamBrown 9 years ago

nice photos...I love chipmunks...except when they get into your food when camping ;)

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 9 years ago

beautiful series isabella! Welcome to Project Noah!

isabellasmurf
isabellasmurf 9 years ago

Thank you Arun for the comment!

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

lovely!

Arun
Arun 9 years ago

Nice one ..

isabellasmurf
isabellasmurf 9 years ago

Almost forgot, thank you for the comment, Emma!

isabellasmurf
isabellasmurf 9 years ago

Me too, the ice cream was delicious!
thank you for the comment, Gerardo Aizpuru!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

very nice photos !
I´m glad is ice cream

isabellasmurf
isabellasmurf 9 years ago

Sachin Zaveri - 2 days ago - Nice spotting what is there over floor,
During a visit to Yellowstone, while taking a break we were eating ice cream. There was ice cream and a few crumbs on the floor from a previous group of people that the chipmunk found on the ground.

isabellasmurf
isabellasmurf 9 years ago

thank you for the comment, Sachen Zaveri!

isabellasmurf
isabellasmurf 9 years ago

thank you for the comment, ChristyHolland!

isabellasmurf
isabellasmurf 9 years ago

thank you for the comment, KarenL!

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

lovely!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Nice spotting what is there over floor,

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 9 years ago

Isabella, he is adorable! Nice series of photos!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

What a cutie!
Welcome to Project Noah Isabella!

isabellasmurf
Spotted by
isabellasmurf

Wyoming, USA

Spotted on Jul 10, 2010
Submitted on Mar 9, 2012

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