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How Much Wood Can This Woodchuck Chuck? by Shelley Neff
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7/28/10 ~ Featured in Squirrels & Chipmunks

It looks like my whole woodpile to me! On 7/27/07, this ‘whistle pig’ was running in and out from underneath my woodpile (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) as he feasted on the nearby safflower seed.

The groundhog, also known as a woodchuck , whistle pig or land-beaver, is found widely through North America and is a rodent belonging to the group of large ground squirrels. Their diet consists mainly of wild grasses, other vegetation, and berries. When outside their burrow, it is common to see one or more standing erect on their hind feet watching for danger. When they sense danger, they use a high-pitched whistle to warn the rest of the colony – this is how they have acquired the nickname “whistle-pig”.

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animals, backyard, brown, fur, groundhog, whistle_pig, wood, sneffy

Comments

  • icesrun
    icesrunalmost 4 years ago

    Love the story and love the catch of this “whistle pig” He is pretty good size so must have found lots of berries. Need to name him if he is going to stay in the woodpile!

  • Thank you!

    – Shelley Neff

  • Lori Deiter
    Lori Deiteralmost 4 years ago

    You have the cutest shots…. and the cutest titles!!! I’m coming to you for my next title!!!!

  • Awww, thank you:-) Just wait until I get the one in the tree!!!!!!

    – Shelley Neff

  • vigor
    vigoralmost 4 years ago

    This is adorable!

  • Thank you!

    – Shelley Neff

  • joycee
    joyceealmost 4 years ago

    Very cute shot.

  • Thank you!!!!!

    – Shelley Neff

  • Lori Deiter
    Lori Deiteralmost 4 years ago

    Welcome to Redbubble…. and we’ll be looking for more photos!!!

  • Thank you for the very warm welcome and for featuring my ‘whistle pig’ photo! I am truly honored!!!!!

    – Shelley Neff

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanalmost 4 years ago

    oh isn’t he DARLING!!!!!!!! They are such cute little critters … great timing on your part!!!!

  • Thanks Lois!!!!

    – Shelley Neff

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