Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Eastern Chipmunks

Chipmunks were probably the most seen animal on the trail this year.  They are very timid and would run away at first site, but occasionally you would run into a brave soul near a shelter or campsite. 

Chipmunks belong to the genus Tamias which means "storer" and refers to the animals' habit of collecting and storing food for winter.   The Eastern Chipmunk raises 2 litters a year with each consisting of 4 or 5 babies.  They have a expansive burrows of 12-15 feet and usually with several well concealed entrances.   They keep their sleeping quarters very clean and store their feces and shells from nuts in refuse tunnels.   Their habit of hoarding and hiding seeds and nuts is beneficial in seeding of new trees and plants.

"A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song." Lou Holtz

Humor for the day - Funny one liners.
I used to have an open mind but my brains kept falling out.
I'm not a complete idiot, some parts are missing!
Honk if you love peace and quiet.
42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.
99 percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
There are 3 kinds of people: those who can count & those who can't.

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