Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Well, Hello There, Beastie

Back in May one day I was up in Major's Hill Park. This groundhog was having a meal on the stretch of grass between the fence and the drop off over to the left. While groundhogs are often skittish, this one seemed to not mind the presence of people, knowing the fence was enough of a barrier to keep them at bay while it had lunch.

30 comments:

  1. Sweet photos. I love groundhogs and have come across many here in Montreal, and one even played hide and seek with me! LOL! :)

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  2. They are so cute and sweet, until they start invading your vegetable patch. Cute photos.

    Janis
    GDP

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  3. It look cute and it doesn't mind being photographed!

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  4. It's always fun to come across local wildlife! :)

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  5. I don't know this animal but it looks cute.

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  6. Seems to be a cute and friendly animal, I only know them from the movie 'Groundhog Day'. Must be nice to come across it in the middle of the city.

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  7. I've seen those! Well, ancestors, I suppose! We have so few around here. The soil is just so shallow. We had Fred, but he hasn't been around for a bit.

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  8. Lovely to see such a fellow from so close!
    I love groundhogs.

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  9. So that's what a Groundhog looks like :) cute little creature with the power to predict the weather 😃

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  10. @Tex: they are!

    @Linda: we have quite a number of them.

    @Janis: that can be a problem!

    @Nancy: this one was fine with it.

    @Halcyon: it is!

    @Marianne: until they start on veggie raids.

    @Jan: that is a terrific movie.

    @Jennifer: one often sees them along the Transitway. Plenty of grass, no one to bother them... as long as they stay off the road!

    @Merisi: they are curious critters.

    @Grace: wherever that idea came from!

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  11. So, this is a Groundhog... nice to meet him :)

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  12. I guess groundhogs like some other wildlife are making a home in the city where they don't have any natural predators. Good eye to see him.

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  13. So he's the one causes all the problems on Groundhog day, cute little critter

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  14. @Karl: I enjoy having them around.

    @Norma: they are, yes.

    @Red: about the only thing that might be problematic for them, aside from cars, would be dogs, but these little critters are fast runners, and are usually never that far from a bolt hole.

    @Bill: yes, that's his job!

    @Sharon: unusual that he didn't scarper off.

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  15. i love groundhogs...it is so hard to get their picture though! so cute!

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  16. Good for you...it's not easy to get good photos of such critters!

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  17. There seem to be a lot of them out and about around here!

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  18. Aw what a cute groundhog! I've never met them in person yet!

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  19. @Tanya: they usually bolt as you pass by.

    @Lowell: it's not!

    @RedPat: we have no shortage of them.

    @Tamago: they're fun animals to watch.

    @Beth: it is big.

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  20. Well, for sure! Pretty impressive barrier.

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  21. There weren't any dogs around either. Of course, the ground hog can be a formidable opponent.

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  22. I don't think I've seen one of these around. It's cute and a lot bigger than I'd imagine one to be.

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  23. Such a cute groundhog. I have never seen a groundhog so thanks for showing us one. He probably can predict the weather better than most meteorologists do :)

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  24. This is an animal I have never seen IRL - exotic :)

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  25. I used to have them under the old shed. They were harmless really. They were sort of cute.

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  26. We see them here. They are impossible to keep out of gardens.

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