The Eastern Chipmunk is a small squirrel-like rodent that
lives in deciduous woods and urban parks in southern Canada and the eastern United States.
They like locations with rocky areas and shrubs to provide cover. They climb
trees well but construct underground nests with extensive tunnel systems, often
with several entrances. They store food in their burrows. Chipmunks hibernate
during the cold winter months. These small mammals have a life span of about
2 to 3 years in the wild.
Like other chipmunks, they transport food in pouches in their cheeks. There are about 17 different species of chipmunks.