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Woodchuck Observations

This Woodchuck or groundhog is famous in these parts, a bit on the tame side, or at least tolerant of humans. His head popped out of the ground at two points along the river and he was enjoying the fresh shoots of grass as well as taking a look at the steady stream of people passing by. Shot in aperture priority.


1/800 sec @f/9, ISO 400, 300mm


1/1000 sec @ f/9, ISO 400, 300mm


1/640 sec @f/9,300 mm, ISO 400


1/200 sec @ f/9, 300 mm, ISO 400

12 responses

  1. They are such cute little guys 🙂

    April 29, 2014 at 12:34 pm

  2. Looks like fun animals. To me the groundhog looks much like a beaver so I guess they belong to the same family. Nice photos.

    May 4, 2014 at 8:31 am

  3. They are sometimes called land beavers but belong to the sciuridae family, same family as squirrels and marmots. I have never seen this, but they can climb trees!They can be aggressive but this one is so used to the people on the trails. It has a few holes along the river that it pops its head out of and comes out to look and eat..

    May 5, 2014 at 10:10 pm

  4. Cute photos. The groundhogs always seem mean to me. Them and the possums, I stay clear. Remember the photographer that got killed by a beaver? It gives me nightmares that some little critter will get me.

    May 6, 2014 at 5:14 am

  5. How cute! Awesome photos.

    May 6, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    • Check out the beaver story that Donna has posted. Maybe not so cute after all.

      May 8, 2014 at 4:12 pm

  6. Adorable!

    May 8, 2014 at 3:39 am

  7. Cute photos!

    May 9, 2014 at 10:36 am

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