Eastern Chipmunk Tamias striatus
Mammalia > Rodentia > Sciuridae
Names in different Languages
|French||Tamia rayé, Suisse|
|Spanish||Ardilla listada del Este americano|
Solitary living rodent, similar in appearance to squirrels. It climbs well but constructs its well hidden nests underground. Eating seeds, fruits, nuts, green plants, mushrooms, insects, worms, and bird eggs. Native to Eastern North America.
How to Identify
The stripes along the back are a distinctive characteristics of this species.
Where When to Spot
Although common, this species is difficult to spot. They move fast and hide when you are approaching. Best time of the year to spot is during summer.
|2022-04-15||Parc Nature Pointe aux Prairies|
|2021-08-23||Saguenay St. Lawrence Marine Park|
|2021-08-17||Saguenay St. Lawrence Marine Park|
|2017-05-13||Parc Nature Pointe aux Prairies|