The chipmunk AKA “Ground Squirrel” is reddish brown with black and white stripes running down their back. The chipmunk is 5”-6” long with a tail that’s 3”-4” long and weighs about 3 oz. Chipmunks use their pouched cheeks to store and carry food to their burrows. Chipmunks are active during the daytime.
The grey squirrel, AKA “tree rat” has predominantly gray fur with a brownish color and usually a white underbelly. The squirrel is known for his bushy tail that is 6”-10” long. The bushy tail has many important functions. It helps with balance when the acrobatic squirrel jumps from place to place and it provides warmth.