Yesterday I spotted what I thought was a chipmunk on the back fence. But when I got out the binoculars, realized it was a very small squirrel. And when I saw how tentatively it moved on the uneven fence pickets, guessed it was maybe a youngster.
Then I saw this:
Definitely a youngster.
Nut-Munch veterans know exactly how to get at the food. This young one made several failed attempts, sometimes moving even farther from the destination. Eventually, they figured it out and moved closer.
And then . . . success.
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What’s the difference between a chipmunk and a squirrel? (I know this sounds like the first line of a joke, but I’m serious.)
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It’s a pretty easy ID, but the squirrel’s tail was behind the fence and my vision isn’t great. HA!
“Chipmunks are small mammals with distinct stripes, while the tree squirrel is larger and doesn’t have stripes. The ground squirrel has body stripes like chipmunks, but no head stripes. A tree squirrel is larger, has a longer tail and no stripes.” http://naturemappingfoundation.org/natmap/facts/chipmunk_vs_squirrel.html#:~:text=What%20is%20the%20difference%20between,longer%20tail%20and%20no%20stripes.
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