It was warm, slightly sunny marshland with taller grasses and moist land, in a field w/ short grass. Groundhog burrows run through the fields evident by the groundhogs crawling in and out of them. There was 3 groundhogs that I spotted, and I only observed one of them closely. I recorded its activity budget.
I saw a groundhog grazing under a few trees, and then it ran into its burrow.
A groundhog that was resting in a field, eating
Sunny, windy climate
Seen at HorseBarn Hill Road
Single individual, no other species relatively close
Carefully come out of it's hole.
ran right at me and dove into this burrow along the creek
Cute little fellers, even if one of the little so-and-sos did get my butternut squash last year.
The groundhog (Marmota monax), also known as a woodchuck or whistle-pig, or in some areas as a 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. Groundhogs are...