We report swimming Eastern Chipmunks, Tamias striatus, and a swimming Hairy-tailed Mole, Parascalops breweri, in southern Ontario in Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park. Although naturally swimming Eastern Chipmunks have been seen before, they have never been previously documented in the literature. Ours appears to be the first photograph of a swimming Hairy-tailed Mole and the first report of one successfully and apparently voluntarily swimming.

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Keywords Eastern chipmunk, Hairy-tailed mole, Natatory behaviour, Parascalops breweri, Swimming, Tamias striatus
Journal Canadian Field-Naturalist
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Gorelick, R, & Bertram, S.M. (2008). Swimming Eastern Chipmunks, Tamias striatus, and Hairy-tailed Mole, Parascalops breweri, in Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park, Ontario. Canadian Field-Naturalist, 122(1), 73–75.