So here is my solution: Instead of half a dozen detailed posts, how about one long one with a ton of cool things that have been happening with my woodchuck? Fair enough?
Where to begin?
Bedding material: In my last post I also wrote about woodchucks and specifically this behavior. I still do not know if this is a female making a bed for her young or a woodchuck just gathering material for its own bed.
|Woodchuck with bedding material|
Last year, I created a whole video of visitors to the woodchuck burrow which you can view here. This year saw some interesting characters as well including:
A final visitor couldn't resist rubbing on the scent mark left by the woodchuck.
|Woodchuck rubbing on tree|
Walter loves that tree so much he even climbs it:
As I mentioned, Walter leaves scent on other places:
Scent mark? Nope! Gotta stretch..
Finally, Walter spends a fair amount of time grooming. Although the individual photos are fun to look at, I have taken the series of stills and strung them together for a nice stop action style video. I think its worth the watch: Woodchuck in the sun
I have moved the camera. I am concentrating on other squirrel species now. But I think I will have to revisit Walter later in the season and see what other secrets I can uncover...