After several momentary sightings of this groundhog, I finally had the opportunity to photograph it in its natural environment.

Although this photo was taken on a bright sunny day, it reveals its black coat/fur and “normal” brown face. I suspect too much melamine.

Photo taken in Gloucester, ON Canada in September of 2011.



groundhogs, woodchucks, mammals


  • Ted Busby
    Ted Busbyalmost 3 years ago

    Nice find Francine. Alert pose; composition; and details make this one a winner.

  • Thanks very much Ted. I think the pose might have had something to do with all the traffic right in front of him after all, he’s at the entrance to a shopping plaza. ;-)

    – DigitallyStill

  • Daniel  Parent
    Daniel Parentalmost 3 years ago

    Pretty nice find and nicely composed image

  • Thanks Dan. At first I thought that my eyes were playing tricks on me but then I got to see him/her in daylight and voila! ;-)

    – DigitallyStill

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkealmost 3 years ago

    What a cutie. Great capture.

  • Many thanks Bunny!

    – DigitallyStill

  • Ted Busby
    Ted Busbyalmost 3 years ago

    Shopping for a more appropriate coat no less…After all; His friends know; “Brown is This Season’s Colour”


  • I know… wearing black clothing is such a faux pas! ;-)

    – DigitallyStill

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