Growing up, woodchucks, also known as groundhogs, could always be found on my parent's property. Like most people, they saw them as a menacing creatures. Over-sized rodents that ate the buds off from their flowers and stole their vegetables from the garden before they were ripe enough to pick. I'm not sure why, but I have a much different view on woodchucks. I love watching them roam the ground for greens to eat. I always said if there was a woodchuck living on my property, I would leave it alone and hope that it would come back every season. Kind of keep it as an unofficial "pet" if you will...not really keeping it, just letting it live on my property. Well, we bought a house this past August and we have a woodchuck! We've named him Grover. Lylah loves to watch it eat. Here's a few shots...they aren't that great because they were taken through my window screen.
Grover, poking his head up in the overgrown grass!
Grover, running for cover as something spooked him.