Sunday, June 8, 2008

Uninvited Guest



At the family reunion yesterday we were visited by a groundhog looking for food. A couple of the braver boys, 3-year old Max and 6-year old Nathan, were patient enough to sit still while the woodchuck took food from their hands and sat in front of them holding it in his little paws, eating it and waiting for more. It was a few minutes' entertainment for the kids, until, either full or scared by the growing group of excited kids, he retreated to his home.

5 comments:

Mickey said...

Never have seen a tame groundhog but guess he is accustomed to picnicers feeding him!

RAE said...

I've never been that close to a groundhog before...what fun for the kids!

Erica said...

Brave kids and brave groundhog. In all my prairie years, I've never seen that before.

Anonymous said...

They stopped feeding him because of an intervention from an auntie concerned for the critter's safety. Do you know the word verification thing I have to type in to post this is a dirty word?

Cyndi said...

Looks like that prairie dog has had a few handouts before. Great snapshot!