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chipmunk

 

Common Name: Chipmunk

Scientific Name: Tamias striatus
Diet: Nuts, acorns, seeds, mushrooms, fruit, berries, insects, bird eggs, snails and sometimes small mammals like young mice
Status: Nongame
Fun Fact: Chipmunks have cheek pouches that allow them to carry multiple food items to their burrows for storage or eating.

 

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