Happy Groundhogs day! Any interesting stories on our friend or pest?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Hotwings, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. Hotwings

    Hotwings Songster

    Jan 27, 2007
    southwestern Michigan
    Thought I say happy groundhogs day or woodchuck. I don't have any real interesting stories on our friend the woodchuck other than the fact I caught one eating through a hole of a bag of scratch I bought for Denise's chickens. She didn't put in the old freezer where she usually puts her feed. Well I surprised him but he just waddled over to his hole he dug through the barn floor and one of the crazy mille fleur bantam hens had to go investigate the hole by sticking her head down there! The woodchuck is a pest but he is so darn cute!
  2. treeclimber233

    treeclimber233 Songster

    Nov 12, 2007
    I have not heard yet whether the ground hog saw his shadow or not. Which was it?
  3. katknapp

    katknapp In the Brooder

    Oct 24, 2007
    East Fishkill, NY
    he saw his shadow...six more weeks of winter [​IMG]
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Quote:Only the northern groundhog (the one in PA) did. Our southern groundhog (Beauregard Lee resides in GA) didn't! No more winter for us! And the forsythia bush has a few blooms on it, so that confirms it! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Of course, I haven't seen a wooly worm to check it's forecast.

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