Eastern Chipmunk

(Tamias striatus)

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STATUS: Native, “Least Concern”

DESCRIPTION: The Eastern Chipmunk grows up to 12 inches in length and weighs about 2.3–5.3 oz.

DIET: They feed mainly on bulbs, seeds, fruits, nuts, green plants, mushrooms, insects, worms, and bird eggs. Like other chipmunks, the Eastern Chipmunk has pouches in its cheeks for food storage.

HABITAT: Lives in wooded, grassy, or rocky areas areas to provide cover.

NOTES: They are the only living member of its chipmunk sub genus. Their forefeet only have four toes whereas their hind feet have five.

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