[ More Wisconsin Wildlife ]

Wisconsin Chipmunks

An advantage is that they have the ability to store a large amount of fat in their bodies so they stay warm during the cold weather. Wisconsin Chipmunks are also great climbers so, that gives them another place to hide. Unfortunately, they do have their disadvantages. Wisconsin Chipmunks have a very large list of predators that stalk them continuously. Some animals (snakes for example) benefit from the chipmunks because they can use the abandoned burrows for homes for themselves.

Some humans like having chipmunks around because they eat insects and other pests. There are downfalls for having chipmunks around. One very annoying aspect is that chipmunks tend to eat up plants from gardens that people plant. They also like the taste of bird food which is originally not put out for them. There are however, many predators that keep tabs on these little creatures: humans, hawks, mink, raccoons, weasels, martens, foxes, bobcats, coyotes, red squirrels, cats, and large snakes.

 

Name: Wisconsin Chipmunk

Scientific Name: Tamias stratus

Measurements: length: 4-7in, weight: 3oz

Habitat: open deciduous woodlands, forest edges, brushy areas, bushes, stone/concrete walls, around houses or cemeteries

Diet: nuts, seeds, grains, snails, slugs, hand-outs from humans, acorns

Behavior: communicate by making chirping noise, live in burrows by themselves, only meet with other chipmunks during breeding season, and only leave burrows during daytime.

Reproduction: females mate with 1+ males repeatedly up to 6-7 hours, pregnant for 31 days, 2-9 offspring, 1st litter April-June, 2nd litter August-October, eyes open after a month.

Predators: humans, hawks, mink, raccoons, weasels, martens, foxes, bobcats, coyotes, red squirrels, cats, and large snakes

Life Expectancy: males: 4-5 years old in captivity, females: up to 9 years old

Extra Facts: Eastern chipmunks come from Asia, agouti seems to be smarter than white variety, and white chipmunks are more susceptible to disease and stress.

Part of Wisconsin it generally resides: throughout state.

Questions and Answers about Wisconsin Wildlife!

 [ More Wisconsin Wildlife ]

 


 

 

 

Wisconsin Real Estate For Sale

Farmhouse for Sale on 20 Acres - Adams County WI
Farmhouse for Sale on 20 Acres - Adams County WI Arkdale, Wisconsin

3 Bedroom Country Home | Near Lake Petenwell & Castle Rock Lake | Abundant Native Wildlife | 20 acres of woods & meadow | Pond | Rolling terrain | All Appliances & China Cabinet included | On the (...)

$179,900
1763911 - Commercial Building with 4 bdrm home attached
1763911 - Commercial Building with 4 bdrm home attached Friendship, Wisconsin

Commercial Real Estate For Sale | Adams County | 4 Bedroom Home | Near Shopping | High Traffic Location Live where you work! So much potential for this small town commercial building with a 4 (...)

$159,900
Wisconsin Fish Farm for Sale
Wisconsin Fish Farm for Sale Berlin, Wisconsin

Fish Farm | 42 Acres | 10 ponds | Yellow Perch | Poy Sippi | Country home with a Turn-key Business | Fully equipped | Wisconsin Fish Farm for Sale 42 Acre with 10 fish ponds and...

$1,190,000
1790818 - Wooded camp/building site with access to lake
1790818 - Wooded camp/building site with access to lake Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

Mostly Wooded | Lake Access | Nearby Boat Launch | Camp or Build | Wisconsin Dells Don't miss this gorgeous mostly wooded parcel that gives you lake access to a small fishing lake. Bring the boat (...)

$14,900 $12,900