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Groundhog (In Tree)

Marmota monax

Description:

A groundhog resting in a tree. That is, until it noticed me... and then climbed down giving me a really disgusted look. I think I would have rather spotted the "Eskimo Kissing" Groundhogs instead (See my notes).

Habitat:

Wooded Riverside

Notes:

According to Scientificamerican, http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/thou..., "Look Up: Though they spend most of their time on or under the ground, groundhogs can also climb trees." And I also found this interesting, "Eskimo Kisses: Groundhogs greet each other with an odd variation of the Eskimo Kiss: one groundhog approaches and touches his or her nose to the mouth of the second groundhog. Or, as scientists call it, they make "naso-oral contact."

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1 Comment

InêsVeloso
InêsVeloso 6 years ago

great pictures!

Joseph R. Godreau
Spotted by
Joseph R. Godreau

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Spotted on May 5, 2016
Submitted on Jun 7, 2016

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