Gardening for Wildlife forum: Fine fat groundhog

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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
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SongofJoy
Apr 7, 2014 9:31 AM CST
This morning ...

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I garden for the pollinators.
Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
My Ragdoll bosses
Region: Australia Annuals Canning and food preservation Herbs Tropicals Foliage Fan
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Gleni
Apr 8, 2014 2:05 AM CST
Wonderful!!!!
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Birds Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Avid Green Pages Reviewer
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SongofJoy
Apr 13, 2014 12:47 PM CST
More in the life of the fine, fat groundhog. I call him The General.


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He lives somewhere back there ...

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I garden for the pollinators.
Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
My Ragdoll bosses
Region: Australia Annuals Canning and food preservation Herbs Tropicals Foliage Fan
Plays in the sandbox Cactus and Succulents Garden Photography Hybridizer Composter Sedums
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Gleni
Apr 13, 2014 6:36 PM CST
Love him!!
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Birds Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Avid Green Pages Reviewer
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SongofJoy
Apr 14, 2014 3:20 AM CST
Thanks. People hunt groundhogs around here but I'm very happy with mine. Smiling
I garden for the pollinators.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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flaflwrgrl
May 3, 2014 4:02 PM CST
He looks mighty healthy! I bet you get a lot of enjoyment watching him (or her).
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Birds Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Avid Green Pages Reviewer
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SongofJoy
May 3, 2014 5:03 PM CST
S/he eats well, Ann. S/he thinks it's a resort, I think. Hilarious!
I garden for the pollinators.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
May 3, 2014 5:17 PM CST
Hilarious! Good! Thumbs up
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Birds Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Avid Green Pages Reviewer
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SongofJoy
May 3, 2014 5:18 PM CST
I agree
I garden for the pollinators.
Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
My Ragdoll bosses
Region: Australia Annuals Canning and food preservation Herbs Tropicals Foliage Fan
Plays in the sandbox Cactus and Succulents Garden Photography Hybridizer Composter Sedums
Image
Gleni
May 4, 2014 2:57 AM CST
You seen him lately, Joy?
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Birds Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Avid Green Pages Reviewer
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SongofJoy
May 4, 2014 6:29 AM CST
Yes, he's in the back yard just about every day. It's his own private dining room. Hilarious!
I garden for the pollinators.
Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
My Ragdoll bosses
Region: Australia Annuals Canning and food preservation Herbs Tropicals Foliage Fan
Plays in the sandbox Cactus and Succulents Garden Photography Hybridizer Composter Sedums
Image
Gleni
May 4, 2014 6:40 AM CST
How wonderful.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
May 4, 2014 6:46 AM CST
Is there a way to tell if it's a male or a female? I mean, do you know? How long has it been coming? Years?
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Birds Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Avid Green Pages Reviewer
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SongofJoy
May 4, 2014 6:49 AM CST
I'm not sure how to tell, Ann. They are territorial so I assumed it is a male but someone explained to me that the behavior suggested it might be a female. And, yes, s/he has been coming for at least 5 years. There were babies at one time but not in several years so this may be a male and the others relocated. They do like their own "territory".

I garden for the pollinators.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Birds Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Avid Green Pages Reviewer
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SongofJoy
May 4, 2014 6:51 AM CST
Gleni said:How wonderful.



Indeed. I've grown rather fond of The General. Awhile back I spotted someone on the berm back behind our rear chain link fence and they were carrying a gun (which I hope was at least a BB gun). I marched right out there and told him what I thought. Fortunately I didn't get shot. He hasn't been back since. People. Hrumph! Angry
I garden for the pollinators.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
May 4, 2014 6:58 AM CST
SongofJoy said:I'm not sure how to tell, Ann. They are territorial so I assumed it is a male but someone explained to me that the behavior suggested it might be a female. And, yes, s/he has been coming for at least 5 years. There were babies at one time but not in several years so this may be a male and the others relocated. They do like their own "territory".


That's why I was asking. I wondered if you had seen babies. I bet they were adorwable! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
I understand it could be the same animal as before or maybe not. We once had a rabbit who turned out to be female & used our yard consistently for her nesting. If it had not been for a notch in her ear, I never would have been able to tell her from any other of the rabbits in the area. Eventually, after years, I was able to spot her even when too far away to spy the ear notch. I could tell by size & subtle color differences but that was after watching her for hours almost every day for years.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Birds Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Avid Green Pages Reviewer
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SongofJoy
May 4, 2014 7:32 AM CST
They were the cutest little miniatures of the parents. I haven't seen babies since. Sad
I garden for the pollinators.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
May 4, 2014 8:01 AM CST
Sad
Maybe this year. Hope, hope, hope.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Birds Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Avid Green Pages Reviewer
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SongofJoy
May 4, 2014 8:21 AM CST
I agree
I garden for the pollinators.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Birds Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Avid Green Pages Reviewer
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SongofJoy
May 14, 2014 11:20 AM CST
Oh yay. I've just had a yard full of babies. Well, maybe three or four.


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I garden for the pollinators.

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