Saturday, September 19, 2009

Camera Critters # 76

Camera Critters by Misty Dawn, go here to see who's participating.

The ban of my garden is the Groundhog or Woodchuck. This one is out in the yard eating grass which is okay.
They do like to continuously eat vegetable matter. We often have a battle as to who is in charge.
You can see a lot of neat critters at the above link.

35 comments:

Carletta said...

Great shots Fishing Guy!
This one looks pretty big. We had a small one who visited our backyard last summer but I haven't seen any this year.

Carletta’s Captures.

Tricia said...

Hehehe! He's a handsome fella, isn't he?! Well, I hope the poor guy stays fed, but not outa YOUR garden!

Craver Vii said...

Ha ha ha ha ha... I just read your post, but all the while, imitating Bill Murray from Caddyshack.

License to kill gophers... by the government of the United Nations.

Martha in PA said...

He's cute, but then he hasn't been eating my garden!

My CC

Jedediah said...

He's a cute little guy (as long as he isn't standing in your vegetable patch).

Warren Baker said...

Yep, I can sure see who's in charge!

Sreddy Yen said...

How cute~! I've never seen these animals before. I don't think we have them here in South Africa. Do they just run wild in America?

eileeninmd said...

I have to agree with Martha in Pa, he is cute as long as he is not eating my garden. Thanks for sharing your groundhog critter.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Tom, I think I've talked about our problem with groundhogs (or woodchucks)--when we first moved here. They were eating all of our plants and flowers and anything else they could find.

We finally found their 'home' ---and plugged up the main entrance (when we knew he wasn't in there). He finally gave up and left---and we've had no more problems with them since. Knock on wood!

Betsy

i beati said...

a real close up

Janie said...

Cute photos of your little yard pest!

Kitty said...

He's adorable! Like a giant guinea pig.. Can they be tamed?

tara said...

Great grass eaters. Well captured critters.

storyteller at Small Reflections said...

He's a QT but I wouldn't like him gnoshing in MY garden ... seriously!
Hugs and blessings,

Rose said...

I have had a battle or two with ground hogs, also. We had a dog that always won. Also, have you ever heard them called whistle pigs? I think that is just a regional thing from East Tennessee.

Gaelyn said...

Cute little critter. Are they the ones the burrow all over the yard and dig up plants? Love the new header.

Stine said...

Why are such cute-looking beasties such monsters in the garden?

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Love your new header Tom. We all have critters which we are less fond of unfortunately.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

I'm always amazed at my ability both enjoy and loathe this creatures depending on where they are when I see them. Cute when I see them munching on the grass along the road or in a field. Evil when I catch them standing on their hind legs to bite the blooms off my coneflowers!!

magiceye said...

who wins?!! :)

Tulip said...

huge bunny, love its feather color mixed with white and gray.

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Philip said...

I would love to have him in my Garden maybe for a hour or so then you can have him back to eat your veggies :)

Darla said...

Way cool to see this in your yard...(glad it's not in mine)!

imac said...

Nicely captured Tom, nice critters.lol.

Hey young man, wots wiv this beautiful Header??lol.

Dancin' Fool said...

He is lovely! We get birds in our garden but the squirrels, the biggest urban mammal in the village, stay away due to all the cats in the area. What a beautiful garden visitor!

Squirrel said...

Great critter captures!

Tipper said...

Sorry he's in your garden/yard-but he is sooo cute!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Great shot, FG!
I haven't seen a groundhog in a long time.
I don't think we have them down here.

Snap said...

Wow! He's a big dude, isn't he?!!!! Your buffet must be very good!

Rambling Woods said...

Oh dear...but he is cute? I thought of you when we took our last trip to Kent Ohio for my daughter's Ph.D hooding...now she is working in PA. Michelle

Jan's Place USA and Mt Forest Pictures said...

wow..I have never seen one in someones yard. We don't have them here.

JOE TODD said...

Nice photos. The groundhog devestated parts of my garden this year. He even took up residence under my deck. Then there was the deer standing under my apple tree.. Next year going to have to put up a fence.. We are running out of good weather golf days.. Can't get that 7:00 Am tee time now. Have a great day

George said...

If you win this battle please let us know how you did it. You got great pictures of the critter.

Splendid Little Stars said...

Once, I caught one of these critters sitting by my front door, pumpkin in paws, happily munching away.

Louise said...

They're cute. I'd have a hard time chasing them out of the garden.