For five years I have had a house in Cape Cod. Since the
day we moved in there has been a chipmunk living in the basement. I've
see it every weekend for five years. I was wondering if it is the same
chipmunk I keep seeing every year. Could it be the same one or did it's
life span run out already?
It would be quite unusual for a chipmunk to live as long as five years in
the wild, but if it is especially well fed and protected it might.
Longevity -> averages 2-3 years in the wild and 5-8 in captivity. However,
their offspring would take over their home range in most cases.
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Update: June 2012