WOODCHUCK  by Marie  Morrison

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In one of my early morning adventures , while out capturing ducks , I finally met Mr. Woodchuck’s aquaintance ! This is the second time I spotted him this month , once sunning himself against a large oak tree upright with his eye’s closed enjoying the sun , I had my Akita with me and he made a quick exit , you can imagine my dissapointment not getting that capture , So today much to my surprise when I was on my own , him and I ran into each other again , I was very careful not to spook him and he seemed interested enough in my soft voice wishing him a good day to stay for approx. 5 minutes or so , How delighted I was to get up so close as to capture this beautiful Canadian Groundhog. This was captured on the shores of Lake of The Woods , Kenora, Ontario , Canada
Among North American rodents, only beavers and porcupines are larger than the marmots. Woodchucks are stocky little animals with a flattened head. They commonly weigh 2 to 4 kg, and large ones may be heavier in the autumn. They measure 40 to 65 cm total length, including a short bushy tail about 15 cm long. Fur colour varies from place to place and between individual animals. It ranges from yellowish to dark reddish brown, with an intermediate brown colour being the most common shade. The fur is usually grizzled in appearance because of light-coloured tips on the hairs. The belly fur is commonly straw-coloured and the feet black.

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  • lorilee
    lorileeover 4 years ago

    What a sweet face!!!! A wonderful capture!!

  • Thanks Lorilee , I was so thrilled to run into him again ! :) :) cutie pie he is ! :)

    – Marie Morrison

  • JoyceIone
    JoyceIoneover 4 years ago

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    Beautiful capture!

  • Thank You Joy ! :)

    – Marie Morrison

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunover 4 years ago

    What fabulous close up encounter Marie, cute little guy !

  • Thanks Trudi ! what a joy it was to see this little guy again ! so appreciate your compliment ! :) I love your work !!

    – Marie Morrison

  • Helen Akerstrom Photography
    Helen Akerstro...over 4 years ago

    Lucky you! A great capture!

  • Yes I considered myself very lucky that morning , it was so very nice to cross his path and be able to capture these ! So appreciate your kind words ! :)

    – Marie Morrison

  • mikrin
    mikrinover 4 years ago

    Cute little guy! Great shot

  • Thanks Mikrin ! he sure was cute ! Thanks for stopping in !

    – Marie Morrison

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alover 4 years ago

    What a beautiful animal.

  • Yes I agree , sure is not all that easy to capture them here , so considered myself very lucky ! :)

    – Marie Morrison

  • Rose Gallik
    Rose Gallikover 4 years ago

    WOW! You really capture Mr. Woodchuck at his best! He is so cute! Amazing Capture Marie!

  • Oh Thanks so much Rose ! I hope him and I meet again soon ! he is so lazy just loves to sit in the sun ! :)

    – Marie Morrison

  • vigor
    vigorover 4 years ago

    We have these guys everywhere around here, we call them groundhogs. You got a fantastic capture here!

  • Wow ! you are so lucky hard to see them around this area , they are also called the Groundhog here , another slang name is Woodchuck ! it was so wonderful to run into him ! :)

    – Marie Morrison

  • leystan
    leystanover 4 years ago

    tubby isn’t he! wonderful capture!

  • LOL ! Yes he sure is ! I think that’s why he spends so much time enjoying his seista’s ! Thanks so much for the wonderful comment ! was really excited to capture him ! :)

    – Marie Morrison

  • Andrew Paranavitana
    Andrew Paranav...over 4 years ago

    Fantastic work!

  • WOW ! Thank You so much Parmi ! for the honor of this feature ! it is so very much appreciated ! :)

    – Marie Morrison

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