I spied a wonderful article by the DNR Minnesota Conservation Volunteer about the science behind albinism. Son-in-law, Ryan, also researched the chances of birthing an albino chipmunk - 1 in 200,000. And we had one here at CWC!
For a completely unscientific article about the totem energy of chipmunk (for those of you who had personal contact with the wee critter!) you might find some interesting messages or meanings from a Positive Living Blog. The Chipmunk: Magic is Alive.