Some chipmunk facts:
1) They hibernate until March and emerge even if the forest is deep in snow.
2) They are solitary except for the mothers with their young.
3) Interlopers will retreat from territories if the owner chipmunk shows up.
4) There are two varieties with the eastern chipmunk about double the size of the western.
All information from http://www.hww.ca/hww2.asp?id=86 Who's who in The Hinterland.
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Chipmunks seem to be a universally liked animal. I know I LOVE them, even though they dig many holes in my gardens. Sadly they are part of the food chain here too - neighbourhood cats are the culprits.ReplyDelete
Yes, I love the little buggers, too! We don't have many in this city neighborhood, but every now and then, I'll catch sight of one. The local cats are frequently on the prowl! Great captures for the day! Hope you have a wonderful week!ReplyDelete
I love the chipmunks and the one I love is the red squirrel, they are precious.ReplyDelete
To EGW: They are popular.ReplyDelete
Thanks Sylvia K for the visit, and candid remarks.ReplyDelete
Hi Bob. You always praise those squirrels.ReplyDelete
Cute critters. Does Boomer chase them?ReplyDelete
Thanks for the chipmunk facts! Love them and red squirrels.ReplyDelete
Nice shots - chipmunks are so cute. It's funny because this is the second squirrel-related post in a row in blogs I'm visiting :-)ReplyDelete
Wow - double the size of the ones I'm used to? Fabulous! I love that.ReplyDelete
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Love Chipmunks ever since my visit to California a few years ago. They have great little characters.ReplyDelete
No, Karen Boom is pretty laid back about small animals.ReplyDelete
Hi SLH. Thanks for the visit. Glad you enjoyed the post.ReplyDelete
Squirrels are probably raiding the feeders in southern backyards right now, AL.ReplyDelete
Still small though Kay. Thanks for the visit.ReplyDelete
Hi Adam. How do you get along without Alvin and his chipmunks at Christmas?ReplyDelete
Wonderful shots. They are cute.ReplyDelete
They are that, Rajesh.ReplyDelete
We used to have lots of "grinnys" here, but my cats found out how tasty they are. Occasionally one or two still shows up on my feeders, and apparently they know how to outsmart the cats.ReplyDelete
Hi B&G. They're fairly wily.ReplyDelete
i adore chippys and squirrels. Cute cute photos! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Johnny for the visit and great words.ReplyDelete