*More* Groundhogs in Trees

February 2, 2010 at 1:31 pm 5 comments

Last February, I did a post sharing photos of groundhogs….in trees.  At the time, the concept was very surprising to me.  However, scattered across Flickr are numerous shots capturing similar pairings.  Apparently, it is not as odd as it would first seem.  In celebration of Groundhog Day, here are even more groundhogs enjoying the high life!

Groundhog up a tree
(Photo Courtesy of weavermg)

Pa. groundhog
(Photo Courtesy of danedude)

GroundhogOnTree
(Photo by HyperialGuard)


(Photo by hopefoote)


(Photo by hyperbolation)

If you would like to see more examples of these critters who refuse to be labeled by their common name, check out the Groundhogs in Trees Flickr Group.

Have a Happy Groundhog Day!

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Chriggy  |  February 2, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    Heh, interesting. I did not know groundhogs could climb trees.

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  • 2. Elizabeth @ The Natural Capital  |  February 3, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    I think I saw one in a tree last summer at Lake Anacostia. I had to rack my brain for quite a while before I figured out what it was — groundhog didn’t even cross my mind as an option at first! Glad to see your confirmation of the possibility.

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  • 3. bill; www.wildramblings.com  |  February 5, 2010 at 7:36 am

    Groundhogs are a member of the squirrel family, and as such are perfectly capable of climbing trees. True they are considered ground squirrels, and thus spend most of their time searching for delectables on the ground’s surface. In times of scarce food and when no other excape is available they will revert to their ancient roots.

    Bill:www.wildramblings.com

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  • 4. Jim McCormac  |  February 6, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Truly excellent photos! Thanks for sharing them. It is always strange to see these squirrel-chucks clambering about in the foliage!

    Jim

    Reply
  • 5. Peter  |  February 7, 2010 at 5:28 am

    Lovely photos!

    They look like amusing creatures.

    Reply

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