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.
AKA: Groundhog, Whistle Pig and even Land Beaver
Scientific name: Marmota monax
Size: Head and body, 18-33.75 inches
Weight: 8 to 14 lbs
Diet: Fruit, vegetables, clover, weeds, and grass