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Eastern Chipmunk
Tamias striatus





credit: Giles Gonthier/CCSA


This red-rumped rodent is the only chipmunk in most of eastern North America. Our largest chipmunk. Color of back varies from pale brown in southern Ontario, to dark red Appalachian forms, and brightly colored animals in the southwest of their range. Vocalizes with a series of chips and a high-pitched alarm call. Common in eastern deciduous forests.

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