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Old 07-17-2010, 02:33 AM   #1
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These are the most trusting little critters. I just love em. So much that I've taken about 50 photos of them and put out some cracked corn to get them to show themselves. Hint.... it's native.
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Old 07-17-2010, 03:01 AM   #2
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Thirteen-lined Ground Squirrel?
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Old 07-17-2010, 10:31 PM   #4
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You got it!!! That's a hard one since most people think it's a chipmunk. Here's another photo from the front. I think your rear belongs to a ground hog.
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:52 PM   #5
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ding ding ding ding ding!!! Yes, that is correrct!

That critter rump belongs to a Ground Hog also known as a Woodchuck. The Groundhog was made famous by the movie Ground Hog Day, and also played a comical role in the Caddyshack movie.

I can attest to the fact, the ground hogs eat plants from the bottom up. I recently watched Woody Woodchuck devour large leaved aster (Eurybia macrophylla) by nipping the stem near the ground, 3 chomps, smack, urp, burp, done. All I saw from above was the Eurybia macrophylla being pulled down a few inches at a time looking as though it was being sucked into the earth. Then I saw Woody, and knew that the Eurybia macrophylla was now being digested by the gullet of this furry fellow.

Here are a few more photos of Woody the Woodchuck (middle name Groundhog).

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Looks sort of like a squirrel on steroids if the tail wasn't so skinny.

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This one's bearly visible but I know you're itching to guess on another...
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Old 07-19-2010, 12:54 AM   #7
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Is that a brown bear rump?
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Old 07-19-2010, 04:35 AM   #8
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ground hogs eat plants from the bottom up
That's for sure - and sometimes from the top down, and sometimes from the middle!
Hmmmmmmm... where to begin...
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This part looks good...
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munch munch munch
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uh oh - busted!
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I'm outta here!
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There were four little ones and an adult here last year on .08 acres (tiny yard). They love the New England asters. I grow a number of different asters including the big leaf asters Eurybia macrophylla - I'd probably cry if they ate that one, they're just getting started. They can eat all the New England asters they want, there's plenty enough of those now to the point where I pull some up.
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You got it BooBoo I wouldn't expect any less coming from our bear Queen.
Swampy he sure is cute! Looks like he's awaiting your OK in that 4th photo.
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Old 07-19-2010, 12:33 PM   #10
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Swamp thing your series of ground hog/woodchuck photos enjoying a hearty meal complete with audio commentary is just a hoot!!
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