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  1. Trish wrote:

    I love them. I love their tendency to stand up on their back legs and survey the scene. I know they can really be destructive in gardens though.

    Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 5:27 pm | Permalink
  2. admin wrote:

    So far, the groundhogs have never done any damage in the garden. I think they’re content with my clover, which I have in abundance and which is much easier for them to get to, in the yard along the edge of the rabbit patch (the groundhogs clearly share the rabbit patch with the rabbits and raised two groundhog babies there this spring). I harass the groundhogs whenever I see them inside the garden fence, but so far they’ve been good neighbors.

    In this photo, the groundhog has heard my camera shutter clicking and is trying to figure out what it is.

    Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 5:55 pm | Permalink
  3. trailshome wrote:

    We enjoy our groundhog for his comic ways. Last year he actually helped us garden! I planted scarlet runner beans on the fence, and they grew so prolifically that they were bearing the fence over, but were so pretty I was reluctant to cut them. I saw how far the fence was strained and thought, I need to get out here and prune that growth back or it’ll ruin the fence!

    The next day, the greenery on the top of the fence was neatly clipped back and the fence more upright. During our dinner that night, we finally saw the groundhog waddle out to the fence, climb the vines and stroll along clipping off the leaves on the top. He never touched the beans, didn’t hurt the vine, just clipped back the excess leaves and let the sun in to ripen the beautiful red beans. What a great gardening helper-and an entertaining performer while we dined each night!

    Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

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