Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Fur Pig

We have a new visitor to the yard. The critter is a woodchuck (ground hog, fur pig, marmot) named Woody (very original)

Several years ago, we had a woodchuck that lived under the shed. He was pretty hefty, and I suspect he became coyote chow.

Woody is not as hefty as the previous Woody. He looks to be the same size as Ink. He has a cute, lumbering hop-run, but can move toot sweet for a chub.

What's in your yard?


  1. I think ground hogs are so cute. Unfortunately, the one in our back yard several years ago feasted incessantly on my tulip bulbs. Had to give up on the tulips and only grow daffodils.

    1. Yeah, the bunnies got the zillion tulip bulbs I planted. No there's only the daffs.

  2. He's so cute! We have Pterodactyls (Pelicans) Mermaids (manatees) Florida chickens (Ibis) Geckos, snakes, hawks, burrowing owls…….not to mention the mocking bird that wakes me up every morning at 4:30 AM….but I digress….