Eastern Chipmunk, Tamias striatus, Attack on a Maritime Garter Snake, Thamnophis sirtalis pallidulus, at Cooks Lake, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada

Darrell Abolit, John Gilhen

Abstract


Sciurids are often seen eating carrion on roads but are rarely seen attacking live prey. We report a rare incident of an Eastern Chipmunk, Tamias striatus, attacking (but not eating) a Maritime Garter Snake, Thamnophis sirtalis pallidulus, at Cooks Lake, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada, on 29 September 2009 at 1315 h.

Keywords


Eastern Chipmunk; Tamias striatus; Maritime Garter Snake; Thamnophis sirtalis pallidulus; attack; predation; Cooks Lake; Halifax County; Nova Scotia

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