Thursday, September 1, 2011

Least Chipmunk

In an effort to return to normal (oh, what is normal when there is a 3 week old kitten in the house?), I give you the Least Chipmunk (Tamias minimus) I managed to snap a photo of during a short stay at Good Spirit Provincial Park.  Sigh, I'll go quietly, Grammar Police.

Just one picture.  This little guy was even smaller than Freddie and quicker to scamper from one place to another!

According to the Kaufman Field Guide to Mammals of North America, this is the smallest chipmunk in North America and the one with the largest range.  It lives practically everywhere, has a varied diet, and some other info site stated this chipmunk does not need a water source to survive.  (I failed to save the page, sorry).

Gratuitous Freddie Foto

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