This Chipmunk lives in our rock wall. These little squirrels eat seed, fruit, nuts, insects, worms, birds and their eggs, and even fungi. Their name apparently is an English transliteration of “jidmoonh,” the Ottawa Tribe’s word for “red squirrel.”

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The single most frequent activity of the Chipmunk here is to eat his food on our deck and restore the primal instincts to Bianca, our house-arrested cat four feet away. When he’s not there, Bianca eagerly looks for him through the screened door. See first Comment image.

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(Brooklin, Maine)