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Dec 4, 2018 06:49:03   #
FvS Loc: Netherlands
 
They are not common in the Netherland but years ago they escaped while on transport to another Zoo, now we have a large population in the forest , I was very happy to spot a few and was able to photograph them.



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Dec 4, 2018 06:59:29   #
bedouin Loc: Big Bend area, Texas
 
It looks very similar to the North American chipmunk. But nice photo!

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Dec 4, 2018 06:59:33   #
roxiemarty Loc: Florida
 
Are they like our chipmunks? We had those on Indiana, and he looks alot like them. He's really cute!

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Dec 4, 2018 07:03:56   #
BlueMorel Loc: Southwest Michigan
 
Good capture! I like the texture of the moss and tree bark as well. Looks a lot like our chipmunks, common here, don't need zoo specimens!

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Dec 4, 2018 07:20:32   #
RonBoyd
 
Interesting fact:

They're kin to squirrels

Weighing in at 1 to 5 ounces, chipmunks are the most diminutive members of the squirrel family, according to the National Wildlife Federation. That means these pocket-sized rodents are also related to woodchucks and prairie dogs, which share a branch on the squirrel family tree as well.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/10-things-you-dont-know-about-chipmunks

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Dec 4, 2018 07:52:51   #
photophile Loc: Lakewood, Ohio, USA
 
FvS wrote:
They are not common in the Netherland but years ago they escaped while on transport to another Zoo, now we have a large population in the forest , I was very happy to spot a few and was able to photograph them.


Cute and a fine photo.

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Dec 4, 2018 09:24:23   #
FvS Loc: Netherlands
 
bedouin wrote:
It looks very similar to the North American chipmunk. But nice photo!


Yes , I have seen similar animals in the area Seattle and Vancouver , these are original from Siberia (Russia )

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Dec 4, 2018 09:26:27   #
FvS Loc: Netherlands
 
roxiemarty wrote:
Are they like our chipmunks? We had those on Indiana, and he looks alot like them. He's really cute!


They look similar yes, but these are original from Siberia (Russia)

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Dec 4, 2018 09:30:35   #
FvS Loc: Netherlands
 
BlueMorel wrote:
Good capture! I like the texture of the moss and tree bark as well. Looks a lot like our chipmunks, common here, don't need zoo specimens!


I'm glad for these little ground Squirels that they could escape and now can roam around freely in the forest, as I said they are not common over here but now we can spot them in nature and not in a Zoo!

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Dec 4, 2018 09:32:17   #
FvS Loc: Netherlands
 
RonBoyd wrote:
Interesting fact:

They're kin to squirrels

Weighing in at 1 to 5 ounces, chipmunks are the most diminutive members of the squirrel family, according to the National Wildlife Federation. That means these pocket-sized rodents are also related to woodchucks and prairie dogs, which share a branch on the squirrel family tree as well.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/10-things-you-dont-know-about-chipmunks


Thx a lot for the info Ron ...

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Dec 4, 2018 09:34:12   #
FvS Loc: Netherlands
 
photophile wrote:
Cute and a fine photo.


Thx a lot Photophile ....

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Dec 4, 2018 12:18:13   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
Excellent work, Fons!

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Dec 4, 2018 12:22:58   #
FvS Loc: Netherlands
 
UTMike wrote:
Excellent work, Fons!


Thx a lot Mike...

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Dec 5, 2018 11:01:05   #
W9OD Loc: Wisconsin
 
Nice photo, these are fun little animals to watch.

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Dec 5, 2018 11:45:27   #
FvS Loc: Netherlands
 
W9OD wrote:
Nice photo, these are fun little animals to watch.
That's right , and we are very glad they doing great here , population is growing ..👍

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