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Can you tell the gender of a chipmunk from a distance?

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 ...
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How do songbirds and small animals know when there's a hawk in the immediate vicinity?

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' ...
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Can you tell the gender of a chipmunk from a distance?

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 ...
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Do chipmunks hibernate in woodpiles, and, if so, how do I avoid disturbing them when taking wood from the pile?

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 ...
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When, and how, is it safe to relocate a burrow of chipmunks without harming the young?

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 ...
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Can an animal with cheek pouches vocalize normally when those pouches are full?

Depends on what specie of animal we're talking. But in general I wiuld say, yes. I've heard chipmunks with mouth fulls chip like there's no tomorrow. The pouch is very controlled by the animal and ...
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Do chipmunks hibernate in woodpiles, and, if so, how do I avoid disturbing them when taking wood from the pile?

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 ...
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How can my neighbor encourage chipmunks to move away from her front-yard flower garden?

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 ...
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How can my neighbor encourage chipmunks to move away from her front-yard flower garden?

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 ...

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