Backyard Perch

The pair of groundhogs raised a family of four under our barn. I’m not seeing all of them now, so I’m wondering if the young ones have dispersed?

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This was the first time I’ve seen a groundhog on the

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“platform” the red foxes used regularly when they lived under the barn late last winter.

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The groundhogs raised four this summer.

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The vixen and four kits usually stayed outside and near the barn; the male hunted for food.

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Buffy took a dim view of any others living in her territory!

It will be interesting to see who lives where next year.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. It seems odd that a fox and groundhog would use the same spot like that. I would think the scent of the fox would scare the groundhog away but I guess not.

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  2. You are very lucky to have witnessed these two families.

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