Monday, July 18, 2011

The Old Woodchuck-July 17, 2011


The old woodchuck is getting more used to me now. He still runs but not far and comes right back to get some nuts. I have not seen the young one again.


He's pretty battered looking and has knobs on his body. They could be from insects. I've noticed a few squirrels lately that have been invaded by those flies that lay eggs under their skin. I feel so bad for them.


Notice his bent ear? Bet he's been in a lot of fights.


I'm not sure if this woodchuck is male or a female. But I always call it a he. Maybe because it looks bigger and rough..


This juvenile crow still wants his parents to feed it.

6 comments:

Ratty said...

Great pictures, as usual. This makes me think of the woodchuck that lives out back from me. I haven't seen it yet this year. I'm wondering if maybe it moved on.

rainfield61 said...

You have some good observation on the animals.

I may not have done that.

Emma Springfield said...

Woodchucks are usually not happy around humans. You got some good pictures.

Out on the prairie said...

i wonder if the bumps were ticks. I think you have ammo for a nice childrens book.

Stranger in a Strange Land said...

Hello Ginny:

Woodchunks are funny critters. Many years ago I walked to work along some railtroad tracks and every morning the Woodchucks got up on their hind legs and watched me untíl I passed and then went back to their business.

Last time I saw a woodchuck was behind my house in Maine. We have no woodchucks in Sandinavia.

Nice pix.

Take care,
Mike

Ginnymo said...

Thank you all for the comments. I do like watching the woodchucks, especiallt when they stand up and eat something or to just watch what's going on.
I think those bumps could be ticks also Steve. he's the only one with them so far. I have had a few books printed for the rgandchildren. They love them. And I give them all the videos on DVD's also.
Emma. One of the woodchucks comes running right up to the window when I call it. They sure do love nuts!
I think woodchucks generally stay in the same area Ratty. Hope you see yours soon.