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Taken in a public park in Gananoque, Ontario and he was cautious but seems used to the commotion around.
…it was a plastic tarp that he was trying to tuck in, under the base of a sculpture in the park.

Quick facts

  • Woodchuck and groundhog are common terms for the same animal.
  • Scientific name: Marmota monax.
  • Woodchucks can climb trees and also swim.
  • Groundhogs in the wild eat green plants, such as dandelion greens, clover, plantain and grasses.
  • They feed heavily in summer, storing fat for winter hibernation.
  • By February, hibernating woodchucks have lost as much as half their body weight.
  • So how much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? About 318 kilograms.

Source: Cornell University

Tags

woodchuck, groundhog, hibernation, wiarton, marmota monax, winter, willie

Comments

  • salsbells69
    salsbells69about 5 years ago

    Little Bugger! LOL

  • He was soo cute!

    – Daniela Weil

  • dougie1page2
    dougie1page2about 5 years ago

    lol!

  • :-)

    – Daniela Weil

  • Al Bourassa
    Al Bourassaabout 5 years ago

    What is that little rascal doing?

  • Daniela Weil
    Daniela Weilabout 5 years ago

    …it was a plastic tarp that he was trying to tuck in, under the base of a sculpture in the park.

  • Antanas
    Antanasabout 5 years ago

    lovely catch

  • BlaizerB
    BlaizerBabout 5 years ago

    well spotted and well caught – cheers

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1about 5 years ago

    hahaha… great images..!

  • funkybunch
    funkybunchabout 5 years ago

    great capture

  • Brandie1
    Brandie1about 4 years ago

    Wonderful shot.xox

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