The Woods of New England - Chipmunks

Chipmunks mainly eat...
*Small Frogs
*Fungi (mushrooms)
*Bird's Eggs
*Worms and Insects
*Small Mammals like baby mice
Least Chipmunk; Key Info
-Latin Name: Eutamius Minimus
-Smallest Chipmunk Specie in North America
-Typically 3 2/3 to 4 1/2 inches (9- 11 cm) long
-Usually weighs about 1-2 ounces
-Color varies from yellowish gray to grayish tawny brown

Least Chipmunk- Badlands National Park, South Dakota, USA

Least Chipmunk- Michigan
Red-tailed Chipmunk; Key Info
-Latin Name: Tamias Ruficaudus
-Color: has a tail with a red underside
-Typically 22.3 to 24.8 cm long
-Can live up to 8 years in the wild though most do not
-Baby chipmunks of this specie leave the nest when they are 30-45 days old

Top: Tamias Ruficaudus Summer Coat. Bottom: Tamias Ruficaudus Winter Coat

Red-tailed Chipmunk also known as Rofous-tailed Chipmunk

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