Monday, September 27, 2010
Eastern Chipmunks are rodents found across much of eastern North America. They make extensive burrows for sleeping, nesting, and storing food. They are usually quite common, and their loud, repeated chirps can easily be mistaken for bird calls. Their vocalizations are used for staking out territories and for alarm. In the winter, chipmunks go into torpor, waking frequently to eat from their food caches, but usually staying in their burrows.
Posted by Dan Tallman at 1:19 PM