A very tame Groundhog (Marmota monax) surrounded with small flies, holding a piece of carrot, which they love. When Groundhogs eat outside of their hole, they usually stand on two feet! Image shot near the Ottawa River, Nepean, Ontario, Canada.

Eos 350D, EF 70-200 f/4 lens, hand-held


animal, canada, carrot, eating, groundhog, mammal, marmota, nature, river, sunshine

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  • Lee-Anne Carver
    Lee-Anne Carverabout 4 years ago

    Sharp shot Janika. Is he in your yard? I love these guys. They go crazy for zucchini. LOL

  • Lee-Anne This guy lives in a park, near the river and it’s an older guy, The younger ones are not as tame and harder to approach. Thanks for looking, eh! :)

    – Janika

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 4 years ago


  • Thanks Lorilee, I have a few Groundhog shots, so will look for more to upload.

    – Janika

  • Dawn M. Becker
    Dawn M. Beckerabout 4 years ago

    How adorable…that little sweetie eats better than me…I like the junk food variety!!! LOL…great capture :-)

  • Janika
    Janikaabout 4 years ago

    Thanks, You can actually see me in her eye, especially on the original size.

  • Lori Deiter
    Lori Deiterabout 4 years ago

    Very cute!!

  • Graeme  Hyde
    Graeme Hydeabout 4 years ago

    Congrats on the feature and great photo.

  • Janika
    Janikaabout 4 years ago

    Thanks for all the comments and feature, You are too kind!

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosabout 4 years ago

    How fabulous!! Just adorable!

  • EagleHunter
    EagleHunterabout 4 years ago

    Now it’s that just the cutest, great shot!

  • TickerGirl
    TickerGirlalmost 4 years ago

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