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Tamias striatus

Length: head and body 5-6"; tail 3-4"
Weight: 2.3-4.5 ozs.
Number of teeth: 20
Young: two litters of 2-6 young born April-May and July-August

Wooded bluffs, ravines and brushy areas in or adjacent to deciduous forests.

Vegetation: nuts, seeds, fruits, fungi, flowers and buds.
Animal: snails, caterpillars, frogs.

Period of Activity
Daytime (diurnal).

Illinois: Statewide
USA: See distribution map.

Chipmunk Trivia
Chipmunks spend a considerable amount of time searching for food which they store in burrows. Food is carried to the burrow in the cheek pouches they have inside their mouth. Chipmunks do not hibernate, but spend short periods of time during the winter in their burrows in a state of inactivity which conserves energy.

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