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Oh isn't he cute!!!! Do they nibble your garden?
Beverly Andrighetti: They do, Elizabeth, although right now there isn't too much to nibble on in the garden. Lots of grass, though.
Cute little chap. If this isn't a woodchuck then the following poem is irrelevant
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck
if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
A woodchuck would chuck all the wood he could
if a woodchuck could chuck wood!
Beverly Andrighetti: I remember that tongue twister poem very well, Bill.
Bill is right, if it's a woodchuck. What a cutie-pie in the picture. I just hope he doesn't ruin anything in your garden, Beverly!
Beverly Andrighetti: She won't find too much growing in the garden right now, Ginnie. When I shot these pictures she was out in the open with her nose in the grass, perhaps looking for insects to eat or even the grass itself.
  • Chris
  • Bathampton
  • 5 May 2014, 07:14
Needless to say we don't have these cuties in the UK Bev
Beverly Andrighetti: You can have this one if you want, Chris. She has made her home under our carport shed. We suspect little ones will be arriving shortly if they haven't already.
What a delight
Beverly Andrighetti: I was surprised to see her out in the open in full daylight like that, Martin.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 5 May 2014, 09:31
If it is not a groundhog, then the following will be irrelevant:
How much ground could a groundhog grind, if a groundhog could grind ground? A groundhog could grind all the ground, if a groundhog could grind ground.
Beverly Andrighetti: Not irrelevant in the least, Louis. I'm familiar with the woodchuck tongue twister but this is a new one for me.
What a delightful creature.........great shots Beverly!
Beverly Andrighetti: Thank you, Martin. It was quite a surprise to see her out in the open like that.
I grew up reciting Bill's little poem. I have never seen one in real life. Good shots.
Beverly Andrighetti: Thanks, Mary. This one has made her home under our carport shed. Seeing her out in broad daylight in the middle of our yard was quite surprising.
puts a smile on my face Beverly... love everything here
Beverly Andrighetti: Very pleased you like it, Ronky. Thank you.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 5 May 2014, 15:58
She (I admire your biological knowledge) looks sweeter and harmlesser than she might be - two wonderful photos!
Beverly Andrighetti: My biological knowledge is very limited, Philine. I'm just guessing that this particular groundhog is a female.
What a great looking little character, although I guess from your replies she is a bit of an unwelcome guest.
Beverly Andrighetti: We're a bit wary when my toddler grandson comes to visit, Brian. He is very inquisitive and we have to make sure he doesn't get too close to her burrow as groundhogs can be quite aggressive.
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 5 May 2014, 18:23
That is a strange looking hedgehog Beverly.
Beverly Andrighetti: Haha, I can understand your confusion, Chad; with the exception of the sharp quills, this groundhog does bear a certain resemblance to a hedgehog.

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  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 5 May 2014, 18:42
I read the comments and the replies.
She looks wonderful, however I think it is no fun to have them under the carport.
Are they dangerous?? what animal is this.
Beverly Andrighetti: Groundhogs are known to be aggressive, Astrid, especially when they have their young to protect. We have to be careful not to disturb their burrow.
A wonderful diptych of this cuttie Beverly!
Beverly Andrighetti: Thank you kindly, Richard.
He's awesome... and the green framing really adds nicely.

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