Chipmunks are adorable little animals and I can sit and watch them scamper for hours on end. Of course, humans are not the only species that enjoys the sight of chipmunks. There are many species of animals that look at chipmunks as tasty treats and a great meal. Chipmunks play several vital roles in the ecosystem and serving as a food source for other animals is one of them.
Have you ever wondered what animals eat chipmunks?
Chipmunks are eaten by predatory mammals (foxes, wolves, coyotes), aerial predators (hawks, owls) and some species are actively hunted by snakes. Chipmunks have developed a communication system that helps them warn each other about the presence of a predator and whether the treat is on the ground or in the air.
Let’s look at each class of predator in more detail.