C is for Chipmunks #atozchallenge

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A to Z April 2017  Challenge – Animals Birds & Insects Pantoum Poetry

4 April 2017  –  C is for Chipmunks

#atozchallenge  Photo CreditSiberian chipmunk, in South Korea

Chipmunks are small, striped rodents of the family Sciuridae same as squirrels.
Twenty-five different species of chipmunk living in the North American forests
Chipmunks have extensive underground burrows, can be more than 3.5 m in length.
Chipmunks burrow sleeping quarters are kept extremely clean

Twenty-five different species of chipmunks living in the North American forests.
Chipmunks have a diet primarily consisting of seeds, nuts, and fruit.
Chipmunks have extensive underground burrows, can be more than 3.5 m in length.
Chipmunks keep nut shells and feces stored in separate refuse tunnels.

Chipmunks have a diet primarily consisting of seeds, nuts, and fruit.
Their diet also consists of insects, small frogs, worms, and bird eggs.
Chipmunks keep nut shells and feces stored in separate refuse tunnels.
They commonly eat grass, shoots, and many other forms of plant matter.

Their diet also consists of insects, small frogs, worms, and bird eggs.
They can be considered pests because of eating cultivated grains and vegetables
They commonly eat grass, shoots, and many other forms of plant matter.
They have Cheek pouches which allow chipmunks to carry food items to their burrows

They can be considered pests because of eating cultivated grains and vegetables
They stockpile nonperishable foods like seeds and nuts for winter.
They have Cheek pouches which allow chipmunks to carry food items to their burrows
Their foods are kept in a larder in the burrows and they remain in their nests until spring.

They stockpile nonperishable foods like seeds and nuts for winter.
Eastern chipmunks produce litters of four or five young twice each year
Their foods are kept in a larder in the burrows and they remain in their nests until spring.
Western chipmunks breed once a year, within six weeks of birth they leave their burrows

Eastern chipmunks produce litters of four or five young twice each year
Chipmunks have extensive underground burrows can be more than 3.5 m in length.
Western chipmunks breed once a year, within six weeks of birth they leave their burrows
Chipmunks are small, striped rodents of the family Sciuridae same as squirrels.

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18 thoughts on “C is for Chipmunks #atozchallenge

    • Cheers for tomorrow, thanks for stopping by, hope it’s not raining in your neck of the woods like it is here in NZ, it’s bucketing down, suppose to be with us for a couple of days, maybe I by get wash out to sea. Ha ha! Have a nice tomorrow.

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    • Thanks for the nice comment, yes, I think they could cause a lot of problems, but they need to eat just like us, it’s the mess they make while getting their food they waste and destroy so much, also their burrows could course a lot of problems for farmers.
      Happy days.

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  1. Like you, Elsie, we don’t have chipmunks in Oz; though, I do think they’re very clever little animals. Fancy being able to spend winter underground, and having two tunnels; one for food and one for excrement!
    I certainly wouldn’t find them cute if they ate our vegies… 🙂

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    • Yes, pleased we don’t have Chipmunks, we have enough other creature that eats the garden, possums is our biggest problem, eat all the Silverbeet and Rhubarb which is supposed to be poisonous.

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      • All sorted. The weather is bad here in NZ also. Not a nice thought Winter, we never had a summer in Taranaki this year, feels like winter is here, I have the heater going beside me.
        Happy days, keep dry.

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  2. I have a mischievous chipmunk in my yard, who gives my Schnauzer fits, and me chuckles. The other day the little furry rascal must have heard Grishelda barking through the sliding glass door. So he/she waited for me to let her out, then prepared to get her goat.

    First, he/she got a nut. Then when Griselda was close, mounted our stone wall where he/she sat and waved his/her tail at the dog. While Griselda barked, and tried to get up the wall, the chipmunk moved a little farther away tail waving as he/she went.

    I could have sworn he/she also waved the nut in taunting fashion as well. It was a game that lasted a few hysterical minutes, and I wished I could have gotten a snap of it. American’s Funniest Home Videos would have loved it. I sure did!!!

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    • Thanks for stopping by and telling us your story, I loved it, made me smile, I read it to my husband he had a good laugh about it I’m sure my readers will enjoy it too.
      Have a nice day, hope that Chipmunk leaves you some nuts, cheeky little fellow.

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    • That’s a good point, they would be like the possum in New Zealand, no matter what you do they will find a way to get into the garden and all of the vegetables, never satisfied by eating the whole one, just chew a few bites out of all of them.
      Thanks for commenting, have a nice day.

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