These animals are mainly active
during the day, spending most of their time
foraging for food. They eat bulbs, seeds, fruits,
nuts, green plants, mushrooms, insects, worms,
and bird eggs. Predators include hawks, foxes,
raccoons, weasels, snakes, and cats.
Eastern chipmunks defend their
burrows and live solitary lives. To hide their
burrow, they will carry the dirt they excavate to
a different location in their cheek pouches. They
also line their burrows with leaves, rocks,
sticks, and other material, making them even
harder to see.
Our Hand Puppet Chipmunk is 7
inches tall and 8 inches long and has a movable
mouth and arms. Click on picture for a larger and
more detailed image.
Chubby cheeks, a
ruddy complexion and racing stripes greet you
when this friendly fellow climbs aboard your
hand. When you work his arms, he can hold a nut
or tidy his face up after dinner. Use your
opposing hand to flick his tail for expressive
gesturing. This Hand Puppet is 11 inches tall.