Captured in Sherman live trap while I assisted with a fellow student's mammal survey. Habitat was a pine-hardwood mixed forest near a small pond.
This was a small chipmunk with little to no tail, scurrying along a creek embankment. It spotted me as I approached and ran away
The eastern chipmunk (Tamias (Tamias) striatus) is a chipmunk species found in eastern North America. It is the sole living member of the chipmunk subgenus Tamias, sometimes recognised as a separate genus. Its name comes from the Odawa (Ottawa) word ajidamoonh or the Ojibwe word ajidamoo, which translates literally as "one who descends trees headlong."