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Groundhogs in the snow ?

RedCloud

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I decided to head out to the woods this afternoon and took my youngest daughter with me. We drove the truck back to the edge of the woods and took out some corn and the trail cam and picked up my climber stand. We took the climber back to the truck and she wanted to go for a walk and check out the woods with me.:smiley_clap: (Took her long enough to get interested in the outdoors. She will be 15 in July)
As we was about to wrap up our little stroll through the woods and looking at all the tracks in the snow we hit the field edge (winter wheat field) We start up the edge of the field and I look up to the top of the little hill and notice something small,fuzzy brown working the field. I started stalking with the daughter in tow and the stupid thing just stays there with it's face planted in the snow eating away. I get about 20' and see it's a groundhog. WTF!!!! Why is a groundhog out in the middle of winter ? Then I get to about 2' from him before he even notices me lmao. It is a young little feller that probably didn't build up enough fat to sleep the entire winter. He woke up and had to eat to survive another day.

This is the first time in my many years I have EVER seen a groundhog in the snow this late in the year. Pretty cool I had my daughter along for the day :smiley_clap:.
 

RedCloud

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I'm predicting a lot of coldness ahead. Don't break out those speedos just yet boys.

No speedos here buddy.

Flippy floppies,wife beater and Bermuda shorts for me :smiley_clap:.

Suppose to rain here later tonight / tomorrow. Should make for some fun driving on Wednesday lmao.
 

CJD3

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Did ya drop a couple hand fulls of corn in front of his hole for him so he'd make a bigger target in the spring?
 

swantucky

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I have seen them poke their heads out on a "warm" sunny winter day but I can't say I have ever seen one out in the snow. I give you credit for not ruining your daughter's day by clubbing it to death if you got that close.
 

RedCloud

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I have seen them poke their heads out on a "warm" sunny winter day but I can't say I have ever seen one out in the snow. I give you credit for not ruining your daughter's day by clubbing it to death if you got that close.

The urge to stomp on his head was almost overwhelming for me let me just tell ya lmao.

I must say it was pretty comical to walk right up on him and get 2' from him and say...HEY STUPID!!!
What was even funnier then that was watching his groggy ass run through the snow and back to the field edge and look back like...WTF WAS THAT !! lmao.