Your Morning Chipmunk

Tamias striatusEastern Chipmunk (Tamias striatus) in the Vale of Cashmere. Cute as the dickens, but you know, without any predators they can become quite a problem, being predators themselves.

4 Responses to “Your Morning Chipmunk”

  1. 1 Elizabeth July 25, 2013 at 10:27 am

    I’ve seen red-tailed hawks go after them. Do any of the smaller hawks?

    • 2 mthew July 25, 2013 at 10:43 am

      I don’t know. A female Cooper’s could probably take one, but accipiters generally go for birds. It’s not that they have no predators at all, but that whole fox/coyote/wolf mammal level is missing in the city, barring those coyotes who wander in, but then they take the easy route and go for our spoils.

  2. 3 Elizabeth July 25, 2013 at 10:50 am

    So we’re left with feral cats and unleashed dogs.

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