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Chipmunks (Tamias sp.)
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Charleston Mountain Chipmunk (Tamias palmeri)
Charleston Mountain Chipmunk (Tamias palmeri)
Chipmunks (Tamias sp.) are small ground squirrels with stripes on the side of the face. Most have stripes on the back too, but some species do not (or they don't show very well). The important point to remember about identifying chipmunks is that they have stripes on the face. Other small ground squirrels, such as White-tailed Antelope Squirrels (which many people call "chipmunks"), do not have facial stripes.
Chipmunk Olympic Chipmunk (it takes an expert to tell the difference).

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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