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Chunky Cheeks

Explored #16 © Brian E Kushner -

Chipmunk stuffing it's cheeks with peanuts.

 

Type: Mammal

Diet: Omnivore

Average lifespan in the wild: 2 to 3 years

Size: 4 to 7 in (10 to 18 cm); Tail, 3 to 5 in (8 to 13 cm)

Weight: 1 to 5 ounces (28 to 142 grams)

Did you know? Although chipmunks hibernate, they do not store fat. Instead they slowly gnaw away at their summer bounty throughout the winter.

Size relative to a tea cup:

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Taken on May 30, 2009