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Monday, May 4, 2015

Woodchuck, Whistlepig, Groundhog (Marmota monax)


  1. Hi Mark! I enjoyed your photos of the woodchuck because I had never seen one. At first I thought I was looking at a yellow-bellied marmot which I have seen a number of times above the timberline here in Colorado. And heard whistling many more times. I didn't realize they were closely related species. Live and learn! Great music! I've played the first cut several times. I think about all the miners who had little choice but to go down into the mines to put food on the table. It's a thrill to go underground in a mine which I've done a number of times, but I would never want to work there. At least I had a choice. Neil Young is spot on! Have a good one!

  2. Hello Mark, great captures of this woodchuck. Lovely animal.

  3. I've never seen one either Mark. Beautiful detail of their fur and claws. NO SNOW!!!