By Tom Spears, Ottawa Citizen, August 8, 2018
Ottawa’s cutest wild animal is having a population explosion. Lock up your vegetable patch.
The eastern chipmunk is everywhere this summer, a phenomenon that affects the region of Eastern Ontario, West Quebec and Northeastern U.S. states.
One likely reason is that trees are providing extra food. There is a “bumper (chipmunk) crop because of the massive seed crop last year,” says Mike Runtz, who teaches biology at Carleton University.https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/welcome-to-ottawas-summer-of-the-chipmunk?video_autoplay=true