Saturday, August 18, 2007

A fun guy who eats fungi

Yesterday I mentioned how big a capybara can get. Let’s check out a small sized rodent—the chipmunk. Chipmunks, part of the squirrel family, only weigh from 1 to 5 ounces! These little guys have stripes on their faces, which helps differentiate them from the golden mantled ground squirrel, sometimes mistakenly called a chipmunk. Baby chipmunks are called pups. Chipmunks eat nuts, berries, birds' eggs, grain, insects, worms and fungi.

Chipmunks were made famous in the 1960s when they made it into cartoons. If you aren't familiar with Alvin and the Chipmunks, you can check them out on the big screen soon.


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