Thursday, February 28, 2008

No shadows

It is cold and grey today.

The Cardinals were acting as if a cat was about.

I could hear a rustling.

A groundhog came out from under the deck.

I backed up so I could get a picture!
We will need to set the trap.


Jeanne said...

God bless all of the fur angels and YOU.
Love you
Jeanne ^j^

Deb said...

You really have a wonderful yard full of excitement Q :-} What a fantastic shot of Mr Groundhog & the Cardinals.

Q said...

Dear Jeanne,
Thank you for blessings. Somedays I need more than others. I do feel very blessed to know you.

Q said...

Dear Deb,
It is a busy backyard! I never know who will pop out!
My husband has a live animal trap that he uses. It is not very safe for the groundhogs or the raccoons to live here. The busy street out front is so dangerous for them. We see too many wild animals on the side of the road.
It is fun to see the creatures in the backyard. Most are plant eaters. I think Mr. Groundhog was going for the lettuce I put out for the rabbits. Maybe he was getting my motning apple core.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Oh WOW, what a brute to find in your garden. You sure wouldn't want him to stick around and make your garden his salad bar.

It is fun to see such creatures up close. I am surprised he allowed hisself so close to you. They are very wary around here.

You can almost see the nest patch on its chest from it sleeping in one spot so long this winter.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes cloudiness can be good and I think your woodchuck is coming out of the woodwork to see if spring has arrived! Great photos as always!

Mary said...

I can't help but smile at groundhogs but I know they can be...well, temperamental.

Very cute :o)

Marvin said...

Yes, no that the whistle pig has been photographed it is time for it to go elsewhere. Great cardinal photos.

Judy said...

Wow, i have never seen a groundhog before.

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
These last couple of days have been full at my house, all sorts of comings and goings.
We have had groundhogs eat lots of the gardens! This really is not a very good area for them. My husband has been trapping them and has a nice wild area that he relocates them to. Seeing this one right up close was surprising!
I could not get back far enough to get a full photo. He stood up on his hind legs and was rather tall!
I think he lives under my neighbor's shed. I think he came to eat bird seed and the food I put out for the rabbits. My husband will put broccoli in the live animal trap. His favorite!
The groundhog has emerged. Spring is coming soon.

Q said...

Dear Tom,
I was rather excited to see Mr. Woodchuck so close. I could tell something was going on, the birds were acting strange.
I too think spring is almost here. We did have a little bit of a warm up. Soon I will be cleaning flower beds!

Q said...

Dear Mary,
Seeing wild, four-legged, animals in my backyard always surprises me. Since we started trapping I am keeping a list. I know there is a bobcat in the area. I do not think we will be trapping him! I would love to get a picture.
Spring is surely coming.

Q said...

Dear Marvin,
Nice to know you are up and running again. It seems like a long time since I have been visiting. I think I will just take the afternoon for seeing what has been going on!
I love that you call the Groundhog a Whistle Pig! I will remember that. Actually I am keeping a list of wild animals in my backyard and all the different names we know them by.
I love that about blogging! Not only do I get to see what is happening all over the world but also the colloquialisms! They are my favorite aspect of an area.
Language is another interesting study!
Lots of Cardinals! They are singing too now. Very beautiful.

Q said...

Dear Judy,
I do not think Groundhogs are in Australia. They are shy too so we do not see them very often.
I still am filling your hat box. One of these days I will send it to you. I am slow but so sure!