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    • Woodchuck
    • Groundhog
    • whistle-pig
  • Scientific Names
    • Marmota monax
  • French
    • marmotte commune

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Recent observations

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Woodchuck Marmota monax

Observer

athryn

Date

May 26, 2016 03:46 PM EDT

Description

Poor guy kept running away from me while I was on an afternoon walk

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Woodchuck Marmota monax

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claudemoorepark

Date

May 25, 2016 06:54 PM EDT

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No photos or sounds

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Woodchuck Marmota monax

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smatthies

Date

May 25, 2016 05:00 PM EDT

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Woodchuck Marmota monax

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lazy_gecko

Date

May 12, 2016

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Woodchuck Marmota monax

Observer

molajen

Date

May 23, 2016

Place

remmie bay (Google, OSM)

Description

This is a range expansion in terms of my encounters with groundhogs (I don't know anyone in Ontario who calls them woodchucks).

I am used to seeing them much further south where the digging is easier than on the Canadian Shield. This one has made a burrow among rocks placed as edging and backfilled with gravel and sand.

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Woodchuck Marmota monax

Observer

crimmer

Date

April 26, 2016 05:55 PM EDT

Description

Roadkill on Route 5 just north of Route 132

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Woodchuck Marmota monax

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claudemoorepark

Date

May 20, 2016 06:08 PM EDT

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Woodchuck Marmota monax

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celticcail

Date

May 18, 2016 01:56 PM EDT

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Woodchuck Marmota monax

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brendon3

Date

May 23, 2016 07:23 PM EDT

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Woodchuck Marmota monax

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rmedina

Date

May 23, 2016 05:13 PM EDT

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No photos or sounds

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Woodchuck Marmota monax

Date

May 23, 2016

Photos / Sounds

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Woodchuck Marmota monax

Date

May 22, 2016

Description

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Description from Wikipedia

The groundhog (Marmota monax), also known as a woodchuck, whistle-pig, or in some areas land-beaver, is a rodent of the family Sciuridae, belonging to the group of large ground squirrels known as marmots. Other marmots, such as the yellow-bellied and hoary marmots, live in rocky and mountainous areas, but the woodchuck is a lowland creature. It is widely distributed in North America and common in the northeastern and central United States as well as Canada. Groundhogs...

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