Friday, July 20, 2012

The Least Chipmunk

Ninety five per cent of the campers here in our campground at Collier call the little squirrels running from burrow to burrow and featured in the previous blog, chipmunks. They are however Golden-mantled Ground Squirrels, which burrow, nest, and hibernate in the ground.  Featured here in this photo is our actual chipmunk, specifically know by the common name of Least Chipmunk.  They hang out in the trees, where they build their nests. Chipmunks can easily be identified by the stripes on their face, which ground squirrels do not have. Next time you see a little varmint scurrying away from your picnic table, check to see if it has a striped face.    

1 comment:

  1. Larry in DonaldvilleJuly 20, 2012 at 8:57 AM

    Least is my best favorite. Great pictures, once again my friend!!