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Analysis and comments on The Chipmunk by Ogden Nash

Comment 4 of 4, added on July 18th, 2014 at 4:59 PM.

mWaJNR This is one awesome blog article. Much obliged.

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Comment 3 of 4, added on April 15th, 2014 at 2:01 PM.

Eastern chipmunks mate in early spring and again in early summer, producing
litters of four or five young twice each year.[11] Western chipmunks breed
only once a year. The young emerge from the burrow after about six weeks
and strike out on their own within the next two weeks.[19]

These small mammals fulfill several important functions in forest
ecosystems. Their activities harvesting and hoarding tree seeds play a
crucial role in seedling establishment. They consume many different kinds
of fungi, including those involved in symbiotic mycorrhizal associations
with trees, and are an important vector for dispersal of the spores of
subterranean sporocarps (truffles) which have co-evolved with these and
other mycophagous mammals and thus lost the ability to disperse their
spores through the air.[20]

Chipmunks construct expansive burrows which can be more than 3.5 m in
length with several well-concealed entrances. The sleeping quarters are
kept extremely clean as shells and feces are stored in refuse
tunnels.[citation needed]

The eastern chipmunk hibernates in the winter, while western chipmunks do
not, relying on the stores in their burrows.[21]

Chipmunks play an important role as prey for various predatory mammals and
birds, but are also opportunistic predators themselves, particularly with
regard to bird eggs and nestlings. In Oregon, mountain bluebirds (Siala
currucoides) have been observed energetically mobbing chipmunks that they
see near their nest trees.[citation needed]

Chipmunks typically live about three years, although have been observed
living to nine years in captivity.[22]

Chipmunks in captivity are said to sleep for an average of about 15 hours a
day. It is thought that mammals which can sleep in hiding, such as rodents
and bats, tend to sleep longer than those that must remain on alert.

Comment 2 of 4, added on January 6th, 2008 at 12:03 AM.

I find it so distasteful when art such as this can't be simply shared for
the greater good. What creep made this ruling to the detriment of the many
who love the art of poetry?

art chapman from United States
Comment 1 of 4, added on January 13th, 2005 at 12:43 PM.

I'm doing some literature research on the chipmunk. As a long-time admirer
of Ogden Nash, I would dearly love to read his poem on the subject.

Many thanks.

Dr. Charles Berkoff from United States

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Poet: Ogden Nash
Poem: The Chipmunk
Added: Feb 20 2003
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Poem of the Day: Jan 5 2008

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