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Eastern Chipmunks Soon to Give Birth

4-24-13 dirty eastern chipmunk IMG_3051It’s possible that this chipmunk is preparing a nesting chamber in her underground burrow, judging from the amount of dirt that is on her. Sometime between February and early April chipmunks mate. Roughly a month later they give birth to 3 to 5 young in a bulky nest of leaves inside a 24” x 15” x 10” chamber. Within a week, hair and stripes will be evident on the young chipmunks. In about a month, they will venture out of the burrow, looking like small adults.

3 responses

  1. Dick Bennett

    High Mary,   Frankly … and forgive me please … I’m rooting for my cat.   LOVE your sendings and trying to broadcast and deepen this blog! It is terriffffff.  thanks for your kindness.   dick bennett

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    April 25, 2013 at 2:15 pm

  2. shielaswett

    Please add “pytte.anah@gmail.com” to your blog list for Mary Holland.Thank you! Shiela Swett

    April 25, 2013 at 10:33 pm

  3. Jackie

    In my half century living on Long Island, I have only seen grey type squirrels until this week. Twice, including today I have seen a 100% chocolate brown squirrel foraging among the gray group.

    April 26, 2013 at 4:26 pm

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