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Flying Chipmunk

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 Both the Least and the Yellow-pine Chipmunks are found in Kootenay - Photo by Alan Dibb.


You’ve heard of flying squirrels but what about “flying” chipmunks. Kootenay’s Wildlife Biologist, Alan Dibb, managed to capture this mid air action.

Chipmunks are nimble climbers and are usually seen in flashing moments as they move about in jerky spurts. They seem like “nervous” critters, for even when they are standing still their tails are constantly twitching.