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Eastern Chipmunk (Tamias striatus)

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 and 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.

Common Names

Eastern Chipmunk

Streifen-Backenhörnchen (de)
Ardilla listada del Este americano (es)
Tamia rayé (fr)

Taxonomy

Rodentia
Sciuridae
Tamias striatus