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Spotted at Haywood County library.
Small brown rodent with multiple stripes on back
I saw this little guy out on my back patio playing in our "fire wood" (a bunch of limbs and twigs).
I tried to get a better photo of him, but he ran off when I opened the storm door.
He seemed to be cracking open a nut of some sort.
He looked like an average sized chipmunk. He was tan, with white and dark brown stripes.
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."