A marvelous thing it is to be able to view a character like this and just watch as he goes about his day. The Dandelion was on the menu this morning as were other morsels of green. The Woodchuck grazes and seems fairly particular about which leaves he chooses. Every now and then he pops up and looks around sniffing the air for trouble or concern and then goes back to his meal.
This Woodchuck is more interested in his make-shift salt lick than in chucking wood. He came by the patio for a visit and was soon joined by a smaller pal. I am intrigued by his perfect ear. Enlarging it on the screen it is nicely designed and streamlined close to his skull. Apparently they can be quite fierce if in danger but through my camera’s lens, this critter looks friendly and huggable. I imagine he can tell entertaining tales of the forest handed down through eons of Woodchucks before him.