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Shy Chipmunk


Shy Chipmunk
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Copyright: John Forward (PolarBear) (15)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-13
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Blow me Down Mountain Trail
Date Submitted: 2005-08-22 13:33
Viewed: 6742
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a Eastern Chipmunk looking for some nearby Blue Berries to eat. This photo was cropped and level adjusted. I did not want to crop too close so that I could show the Chipmunk in its natural environment.
These animals are rare in this area due to the large number of domestic cats, that are permitted to roam, killing them.

The below information is from one of Jerolim Vidic (cro-star) Photos. I hope he does not mind.
Eastern chipmunk ( Tamias striatus )
The eastern chipmunk has reddish-brown fur on its back and sides and white fur on its stomach. It has two white stripes bordered by black on its sides and one black stripe on the center of its back. The eastern chipmunk has light stripes above and below its eyes and it has pouched cheeks that it uses to store and carry food.
Eastern chipmunks mate in early spring. The female usually has one litter a year with between three and five young. In some areas, a female may have a second litter. The young will come above ground when they are about six weeks old.

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Thanks for sharing this experience. Very nice and natural picture, i like that you not only show the animal, but also some surrounding!

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