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Photo: Townsend’s chipmunk feasts on a seed

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Our photo of the day comes from Jackson County, Oregon.

In the fall, Townsend’s chipmunks live on acorns, huckleberries, maple seeds, thistle seeds, grain seeds, grass, roots, and conifer seeds – what a nice feast! They are also shy and elusive, making this shot by photographer Mark Heatherington all the more special.

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