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Chipmunks & Squirrels

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Object Title: Chipmunks & Squirrels

Image Type(s): Wildlife

 

Page By: nartreb

Created/Edited: Mar 5, 2007 / Nov 12, 2011

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Sciurids other than Marmots

 
A Cute Chipmunk
featured recent photo

It's understandable that marmots have had their own separate album for a while - marmots live in the treeless places that call to climbers. Ordinary squirrels get less respect. In North America, grey squirrels are as tame, fat, familiar, and unwelcome as pigeons.
Still, a review of the images on SP indicates that squirrels and their chipmunk cousins are frequently encountered and photographed in the mountains, and that these images are sometimes rated highly. Let's face it, these little guys are cute.

So far it looks like all the images in this album are of animals that fall into four genera:
Sciurus - common tree squirrels: large, extremely bushy-tailed, arborial, no stripes.
Tamias - chipmunks: small, strongly striped, often on the ground.
Tamiasciurus - American pine squirrels: similar to Sciurus. Douglas squirrel has black stripe on flank.
Spermophilus - American rock squirrels: burrowing, usually large. Includes the Golden-Mantled Ground Squirrel whose stripes often lead people to mistake it for a chipmunk.

Should you encounter a flying squirrel (subfamily pteromyinae) or a Sunda tree squirrel (genus sundasciurus), feel free to submit its photo here too.

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Family Sciuridae

Images


Attack Chipmunk

Attack Chipmunk

Hello

Hello

Curious Squirrel

Curious Squirrel

Lunch on the Precipice

Lunch on the Precipice

Grand Teton National Park Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel

Grand Teton National Park Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel

Red Squirrel

Red Squirrel

Serene Chipmunk

Serene Chipmunk

Golden Mantled Ground Squirrel

Golden Mantled Ground Squirrel

Squirrel feasting on granola bar

Squirrel feasting on granola bar

Did you say cheese?

Did you say cheese?

Chipmunk model

Chipmunk model

Squirrel in the Sudetes

Squirrel in the Sudetes

Chipmunk

Chipmunk

Chipmunk up-close

Chipmunk up-close

Ground Squirrel

Ground Squirrel


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