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.

Photography

Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.

  • Parc Pointe aux Prairies

    Saturday, May 13, 2017

    NIKON D500
    TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N

    Focal Length 600mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1250s
    Aperture f6.3
    ISO 1600

Taxonomy

Rodentia
Sciuridae
Tamias striatus