Chipmunk

Chipmunk

Notice the stripes only on the face and back. This will help you from confusing this chipmunk with the thirteen-lined ground squirrel. Seen in summer: more on chipmunks

Keys for scale.

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Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I like seeing chipmunks.

posted on Tue, 06/16/2009 - 3:51pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

poor poor chipmunk

posted on Tue, 11/30/2010 - 11:02am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

It is not right to kill animals but their is one exception if you are lost in the woods and you have no food

posted on Mon, 02/16/2009 - 10:39am
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jessicachipmunklover says:

I don't think it's right to kill animals. No matter how annoying they can get sometimes. And yes, chipmunks are cute. So don't kill them. I find it really disgusting when people kill chipmunks just because they're eating up their flowers. It's like they care more about their flowers that don't even last a year anyway more than the wildlife. Anyways, interesting picture. I saw a pheasant like that once. It was kind of creepy actually.

posted on Mon, 02/16/2009 - 12:45am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

THESE PICTURES ARE INTRESTING

posted on Fri, 09/26/2008 - 12:03pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

We were at the Cabin one year and they were so curios they would go by our feet for food.

posted on Tue, 08/05/2008 - 8:45am
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Chipmunk Breeder says:

I breed chipmunks and i have figured out that the behavior of chipmunks varies if they have tags on them or not. It seems like they feel insecure with these dehumanizing tags on them. I also think that the chipmunks are less driven towards sexual activity when they have a tag on them.

posted on Tue, 07/29/2008 - 1:16pm
Peter's picture
Peter says:

I say, no tags on cute little chipmunks!!!

posted on Mon, 07/28/2008 - 11:12am
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Daniel Kretsch says:

I think chipmunks are cute so we shouldn't have to put tags on them because then they aren't as cute

posted on Mon, 07/28/2008 - 10:13am
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William Scott Quinby says:

i wouldnt like having a tag on me so why would a chipmunk like it

posted on Mon, 07/28/2008 - 10:12am
Thor's picture
Thor says:

In the state that it's in now, I don't think the chimpmunk has any clue if it has a tag on it or not.

posted on Mon, 07/28/2008 - 10:27am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

no dont put traps thats not very nice plus theyre living thing u cannot just kill them!!!!!!!!

posted on Mon, 07/21/2008 - 1:24pm
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Meganthequeen says:

The Stuffed animals freak me out and they look so sad like that it is mean to do that to them and they are kind a creepy and my dog tries to hurt them and that freaks me out when she tries and she has got a few of them under the basketball hoop scary right!!!!!!!!!!

posted on Fri, 05/09/2008 - 4:07pm
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joshua says:

I like chipmunks!!!

posted on Fri, 03/07/2008 - 2:12pm
HIMAN's picture
HIMAN says:

i fed a baby chipmunk before

posted on Fri, 03/07/2008 - 12:29pm
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CHIPMUNKS ARE COOL.

posted on Thu, 02/21/2008 - 7:15pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

chipmunks are alright. I see them all the time. They are fun to chase around.

posted on Fri, 12/14/2007 - 12:31pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i love chipmunks

posted on Fri, 10/12/2007 - 9:56am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I cant wait for the Rat version! Im gonna collect them all! yay! Next they will have pigeons

posted on Fri, 08/10/2007 - 5:14pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

My name is Rita I love squirrels they should be protected stop shooting because squirrels wouldn't shoot you

posted on Tue, 08/07/2007 - 9:42am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

chipmunks make great target practice!

posted on Mon, 05/14/2007 - 1:40pm
alvin'solderbrother's picture

how can you say that? i am not no tree hugger but the opposite. a big block looks good in a front yard, but that comment was a little out of line. i am sure that on some other planet large Chipmunks shoot at you. keep that in mind.
- Alvin's Older Brother

posted on Mon, 10/12/2009 - 2:33pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Thats cruel

posted on Tue, 05/15/2007 - 4:31pm
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Erin Coyne says:

chipmunks are cool

posted on Sat, 03/31/2007 - 1:09pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

wow this is really cool !

posted on Fri, 03/16/2007 - 11:49am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

That chipmonks eyes are crazy looking. What the heck! Just because chipmonks die all the time doesn't mean tht we should kill them too and pose pictures of them!

posted on Thu, 03/15/2007 - 12:53pm
Liza's picture
Liza says:

OK.

The chipmunk pictured here doesn't have eyes anymore. What you see is something called a "study skin." The eyes, guts, etc., are removed and the body is stuffed to preserve the specimen for the biology collection.

Again, I can't say for sure without looking at the tag, but I'd be willing to bet that no one from the Science Museum killed this animal. As for taking pictures of the study skin, that's the whole point of preserving it! When you have lots of them, skins like this one can be used to learn all sorts of things--genetic changes, geographic changes, physical changes--about a population over periods of time, from a season to a century or more.

posted on Thu, 03/15/2007 - 1:32pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

You know what I think? Animals shouldn't be compared to keys!!!

posted on Thu, 03/15/2007 - 9:57am
Liza's picture
Liza says:

The keys are there just to give you a sense of how big a chipmunk is. Everyone knows how big keys are, so putting them in the picture helps you know how big a chipmunk is.

We are not comparing chipmunks to keys in any other ways.

posted on Thu, 03/15/2007 - 10:00am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

ya thats what i thaught to but you are kid of over dramatic lol just saying

posted on Thu, 01/29/2009 - 1:17pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

You are Animal killers how could you kill a chipmunk!

posted on Tue, 03/13/2007 - 10:35am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Chipmunks are very annoying most of the time. Especially when they are in your yard!

posted on Thu, 01/29/2009 - 12:31pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

have a spaz chipmunks die all the time and besides there over populated (in some areas) so who cares if a few chipmonks die(as long as there not endangred)

PS were NOTanimal killers

posted on Thu, 03/15/2007 - 9:57am
Liza's picture
Liza says:

Without seeing the tag, I can't say for sure, but I'd be willing to bet that this chipmunk was found dead and donated to or collected by the Science Museum.

posted on Thu, 03/15/2007 - 9:15am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

The chimp monk is small and cute!!!

posted on Mon, 03/05/2007 - 12:05pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

The Chipmunk and the squirrel look a lot a like!
- anonymous

posted on Sat, 01/20/2007 - 11:05am
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Kathy says:

Actually, the chipmunk is SMALLER than the squirrel. If you take a good look at nature, it will be obvious.

posted on Thu, 03/27/2008 - 12:38pm
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GINA LAMBERT says:

I LIKE CHIPMUNKS. THEY ARE CUTE AND COOL AND FUN.

posted on Thu, 01/11/2007 - 6:24pm
Michael's picture
Michael says:

We see chipmunks in our front yard. They run under the hosta plant whenever they see us and get scared.

posted on Fri, 07/28/2006 - 9:39am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

well we see chipmunks in our backyard and they find food and then they run off. and they love our backyard and they love to play with squrriles.

posted on Thu, 04/23/2009 - 11:31am
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Kelsey says:

my grandpa has chipmunks in hiis garden and they won't go away

posted on Sat, 01/31/2009 - 4:06pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

us too and we also have moles

posted on Thu, 01/29/2009 - 12:29pm
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none of your buisness says:

Why did you take the eyes out of the chipmunk? Chipmunks are cute ! (with their eyes anyway. I mean, you don't see chipmunks with no eyes running around anyway!) Although white squirrels- they are just plain SCARY with those little red eyes of theirs.

posted on Sat, 10/25/2008 - 3:58pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

WHY DO YOU HAVE TO PUT A TAG ON THEIR TAIL

posted on Mon, 07/28/2008 - 9:53am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Chipmunks climb up our trees and downspouts.

posted on Sat, 06/28/2008 - 10:00am
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Jocelyn Rosen says:

Why do people kill chipmunks, they're so cute!

posted on Sun, 06/15/2008 - 1:28pm
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Jade age 9 says:

so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on Thu, 03/27/2008 - 10:20am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i like chickmonks 2

posted on Wed, 03/05/2008 - 9:43am
Anon's picture
Anon says:

We saw singing chipmunks in TV last night. Have a good day.

posted on Sun, 12/30/2007 - 2:32pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

of course you see chipmunks in your yard

posted on Fri, 10/12/2007 - 9:55am