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Woodchuck

Marmota monas

Description:

This groundhog was about 20" in size. They range from 17" to 24" long from head to rump. It is Minnesota's largest squirrel with short ears, short legs, bushy tail, salt and pepper fur on top and sides. The top of the head is dark and the underside a reddish brown, feet are black.

Habitat:

Spotted near the Cotton Lake boat access. This groundhog was running along the shoreline and even stood up on hind legs.

Notes:

Woodchuck is also known as a Groundhog. In the winter they hibernate.

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2 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 months ago

Looking for wood to chuck.

Jae
Jae 8 months ago

Great spotting, Tamarac Connie.

Tamarac Connie
Spotted by
Tamarac Connie

Rochert, Minnesota, United States

Spotted on Apr 2, 2021
Submitted on Apr 2, 2021

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