If you do not live in North America you may never have had the pleasure to observe a chipmunk in the wild. The only species of chipmunks that is not found in North America is the Siberian chipmunk of Asia. Chipmunks are a genus of small lined ground squirrels. They are cute and often inquisitive. They often live near human populated areas and often become habituated to people. They are omnivores and eat seeds, nuts, fruit, small mammals, frogs, bird eggs as well as discarded human food.