Sunday, June 10, 2007

Colorado Chipmunk

Common name: Colorado Chipmunk
Scientific name: Tamias quadrivittatus
Often mistaken for: Uinta, Least, and Hopi Chipmunk; Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel
Size: 8.25-9.5 in (21-24 cm); 2-3 oz (57-85 g)
Habitat: scrub, tundra, coniferous forests, and various other habitats
Range: Colorado, eastern Utah, northeastern Arizona, northern New Mexico
Photo courtesy: Michael Seraphin, Colorado Division of Wildlife


Deborah Kelley said...

while working in the yard (Colorado mountain terrain) my mom and I found a baby grey squirrel. It was digging next to the house and we picked him up so he would not find his home in our's. Then he just curled up in the gloves my mom had on. He just wanted to be safe and warm. After trying to put the squirrel next to a rock with some grass next to it we discovered a grey snake exactly where we were going to put the baby squirrel. So then we put him back next to the house and gave him a slipper I was wearing so he could stay warm. He was still in the slipper before dusk and after a heavy thunder and lightning storm. So it was geting cold and we brought him inside the house and fed him with a dropper some electrolyte solution and some raw pumpkin seeds and banana. Today we don't know what to do. We put him outside and he still is not leaving the slipper. Is there a squirrel rescue you know of here in Colorado? Or do you know what we should do for the little thing? Should we just leave him outside and hope the snake doesn't get him??

Michael Seraphin said...

It was brought to my attention by Dr. Armstrong that my picture of a Colorado Chipmunk is posted on your website. Please change the photo credit to:

Michael Seraphin
Colorado Division of Wildlife

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