Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Bold and The Brazen

It's just amazing to me how bold this guy is. I don't know if he is living under my shed, or sneaks under the back neighbor's fence which is the end of my back yard.

I happened to look out my back window and there he was, waddling up to my back porch, without a care in the world, looking me square in the eye.

"What chu lookin' at??

Yep I know what he's lookin' for: My garbage can to see what lovely rancid treats he might be able to devour. It ain't happenin', mister.

Well he went away and the next day what do my eyes behold:
This looks like an albino, but I guess he's not. Hmmmm....that guy in the first photos is probably not a guy, but a momma!

I like what WikiLeaks says about groundhogs: "The groundhog, also known as a woodchuck, or whistlepig, is a rodent of the family Sciuridae, belonging to the group of large ground squirrels known as marmots. It was first scientifically described by Carl Linnaeus in 1758. "

Ground Squirrel?

No wonder they seem so confused.

As long as they leave my plants alone.

Happy Gardening, friends!
Ann Bailey


  1. Ours eat our apples! I've never seen them eating our flowers though!

  2. Thanks so much Ann. That lil Woodchuck is absolutely neat, wish I had one.

    1. He is neat, Cheri, but he sure made a mess in my garbage can when I didn't tighten it good enough. Then He got up in the bird feeder...

  3. ... 3 of them live here; one climbs a mulberry tree to eat the fruit

    1. This one has been around a long time.

  4. What a charming read, Ann. I haven't seen a woodchuck in quite a long time. He or she, whichever, is a plump little fella and cute as can be. And those are great pictures, too.