EASTERN CHIPMUNK

Eastern Chipmunk
Photo by Bob Gress

 

Eastern Chipmunk
Tamias striatus

Measurements:
Total Length: 9.6 - 12 inches
Tail Length: 3.6 - 4 inches
Weight: 3 - 4.3 ounces

  • Comments:   Eastern chipmunks' presence are usually announced by their chipping vocalizations. They run around nervously gathering and storing food in their underground tunnels. They have bushy tails and reddish-brown fur with dark stripes along their back and face. A litter of 4-5 young are born in April. Longevity is up to 5 years.
  • Distribution:   Eastern chipmunks range throughout the eastern part of the United States and southeast Canada. They are found in oak-hickory woodlands of extreme eastern Kansas.
  • Food:   Eastern chipmunks feed on a variety of nuts, seeds, berries and insects.

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