Woodchucks in Milwaukee County Wisconsin on June 18, 2018

Doing some birding in Milwaukee County this morning I came across 3 Woodchucks. 1 Adult and 2 chucklings that gave nice views for a few minutes while I watched them. The adult actually approached some but then stayed at a distance for the remainder of the time I was present. The 2 chucklings followed the adult and on occasion showed affection to the adult, how cute it was. It was a hot and humid morning out with temps in the upper 80’s, a nice breeze made it tolerable. Images were taken on June 18, 2018.

The adult Woodchuck and a chuckling…

Woodchuck

AKA: Groundhog, Whistle Pig and even Land Beaver

Scientific name: Marmota monax

Type: Mammal

Size: Head and body, 18-33.75 inches

Weight: 8 to 14 lbs

Diet: Fruit, vegetables, clover, weeds, and grass

At a distance…the 3 of them…

Chucklings climbing around on the rocks together…

Adult Woodchuck

Showing affection…

Chuckling standing close by…

Being in a safe place with probably mom…

 

They were by Mom often…

Adult and 2 chucklings, just hanging out…

Mom kept her eye on them all the time…

A real cutie I would say…