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Eastern Chipmunk (Tamias striatus) discovered by NL Nature Support (#239)

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Sighting Info

Observed: June 11, 2010 @ 5:00 PM
Posted on: June 14, 2010 @ 5:19 PM (diff: 3 days)
Comments:
small rodent near Banff

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By Marnhull on 6/14/2010 7:38:11 PM

Looks like a chipmunk.

By NL Nature Support on 6/14/2010 7:46:28 PM

Thanks, Marnhull, that's what I thought! I am a programmer and feel very "shy" when it comes to passing a judgement on what a speicies is.... I noticed a fresh observation by Mac Pitcher (http://www.nlnature.com/Newfoundland-Canada-Nature/241.aspx) where a NL chipmunk looks just like its Alberta cousin!

By Marnhull on 6/14/2010 7:55:24 PM

Don't be too shy! Remember, we judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.

By Mac Pitcher on 6/14/2010 8:29:45 PM

Hi Marnhull and Roman, Marnhull, great quote. Roman, you probably have a Western Chipmunk, of genus Neotamias, while our Eastern Chipmunk, intro'd to NF in 1964 is Tamias striatus. Your critter is quite gray as opposed to the tawny red of our eastern neighbour. Thanks for posting, mac

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