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Groundhog

Marmota monax

Description:

I saw this little fellow (I assume) in back in mid-March, when there was still plenty of snow on the ground but the days were getting warmer. I think this was one of his first post-hibernation excursions; he sat by his burrow and whistled every few minutes for an hour or so, announcing his presence to whomever might hear.

Habitat:

Throughout eastern North America and across the north; prefers pastures, forest edges and forests, with relatives living in the mountains.

Notes:

Non-scientific name: Herbert.

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2 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Nice spot!

galewhale..Gale
galewhale..Gale 9 years ago

really like your descriptions...howdy Herbert

9brandon
Spotted by
9brandon

Bangor, Maine, USA

Spotted on Mar 11, 2011
Submitted on Apr 25, 2011

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