Where are the Chipmunks and Gophers ?
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Where are the Chipmunks and Gophers ?

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Axeman

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Has anyone else noticed fewer chipmunks and gophers out and about this spring ? The raccoons are moving about -- and the skunks...my lawn is all dug up...but I have not seen a single chipmunk and only one gopher....I'm wondering if the extreme cold froze them in their burrows...
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Hi Axeman.  I haven't been seeing any Chipmunks or Gophers yet but have been seeing Red Squirrels.
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Maybe you've missed the peak "seeing them" season? At the Rattray Marsh and Riverwood Park there were zillions of them about a month ago. Now they are getting harder to see during the day as they start raising their families and avoiding all the returning predators.
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A chipmonk is filling his cheeks below my feeder as I write this. He's waiting for my hummingbirds to arrive because then I move the regular feeder from the shepherds hook to a spot where he has easy access - friendly little guy - he lets me stroke his back and hang onto his tail in exchange for a mouthful of birdseed! :)
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By "gophers" are you meaning groundhogs/woodchucks? If so, I saw one a week ago in the median patch of grass on the DVP just north of Spanbridge. There's usually one there every year.
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