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As to the OP's question: The answer is Most Probably Not. From http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2723&q=345000, a State of Connecticut publication on the Eastern Chipmunk: There is no difference in appearance between males and females. From How to tell if the Chipmunk is male or female •Pick your chipmunk up with your hands and place him ...


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All it takes is one of the birds to notice and give the alarm and then the other birds join in. Even the chipmunks and squirrels will listen to the birds and then pass the message along. Birds' lives are so filled with danger that they're on alert at all times, just to stay alive. Luckily, they have several tactics to avoid becoming the next meal for a ...


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I live on Cape Cod and have hand fed Tamias Striatus for over a decade. I identify individuals and name them and know their lineage and personal habits, where they live, when they create new burrow entrances, etc. I have kept a fairly detailed log for most of this time. Males in breeding season (and often well beyond that time) are easy to distinguish ...


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From your profile, I think your chipmunk is the Eastern Chipmunk, Tamias striatus. They're the most common chipmunk species in Virginia. That's what I have too, so this answer is based on the behavior of that species. Don't deprive yourself of heat, especially in a blackout! If possible though, leave at least a few inches of dense wood and brush in that ...


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It looks like they leave the burrow fairly quickly after you see them out and about so that shouldn't be a problem. Eastern chipmunks mate in early spring and again in early summer, producing litters of four or five young twice each year.[11] Western chipmunks breed only once a year. The young emerge from the burrow after about six weeks and strike out on ...


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If animals like chipmunks or packrats nest in woodpiles, it's much more typical for them to be down low, closer to the ground. It would also depend on how it is stacked, if its bigger logs with bigger holes between the logs, then they are less likely to be there. Just taking off the top should be fine.


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Had the same problem. Sprayed some "pepper wax" around the area. Problem disappeared. There are many brands available, as a web search for "pepper wax spray" will reveal. I've used whatever brand was in the store on the day I went to get it, and they all work. The product is a liquid wax mixed with the oils of hot peppers. After spraying, the wax ...


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I was advised by my father, a lifelong farmer, to use those little fans that are on a wire that you stick into the ground. My Dad said that the vibration would run them away. It worked for me. He actually said to tie something light onto a coathanger, but that was before they started selling those little fans. His main idea was that causing vibration would ...


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