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Circle line cruising

For a member of a typically more skittish clan, this young woodchuck was uncharacteristically at ease among people. Mostly, though, he seemed intent on exploring a small patch of grass — moving in large, clockwise circles as he went & … Continue reading

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How much wood would a woodchuck climb?

While certainly adept little climbers, woodchucks are usually seen grazing on the ground rather than perching on a branch fairly high in a tree like this one. Frightened by something or looking for food? Maybe he just liked the view.

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Hide and peek

Living with at least three other siblings, these two little woodchucks stayed close to one of their burrow entrances for quick skedaddling if necessary. (Earlier posts about woodchucks and groundhogs.)

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Double your chuck

Creating what looks like a threatening stance, this woodchuck was probably just holding a thin edible in his little clenched hand vs. trying to look menacing. (This is actually the mild-mannered ‘Hedgy’, not to be confused with ‘Edgy’.) Meanwhile, another … Continue reading

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Groundhog ToDay

Another sign of spring was sitting at the edge of a field in Thompson Park today. He didn’t move much as we walked by, probably still lethargic from his long winter’s snooze. (Earlier post about woodchucks.)

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The Wonderful World of Woodchucks

This area is chock full of ‘chucks. Woodchucks, groundhogs, whistle pigs, root hogs, Marmota monax; call them what you will. This is ‘Edgy’, so named because he lives at the edge of one of the open fields of the park. … Continue reading

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