Olympic Chipmunk (Tamias amoenus caurinus)
AUGUST 27, 2011
One creature that I almost overlooked as just another chipmunk is the Olympic Chipmunk , known to scientists and Latin enthusiasts as Tamias amoenus caurinus , a subspecies of the Yellow-pine Chipmunk Tamias amoenus. In Olympic National Park the Olympic Chipmunk is “most common in the park’s subalpine zone where the forests blend into meadows. Though they are small and easily ignored chipmunks are also entertaining with their antics.