Wednesday, January 12, 2005

First Groundhog of 2005

Emma pulls a wee one.

We saw it dart across the field as we came down the hedgerow and though Beth and I both got a pretty good look at it, it sure didn't look like a groundhog! Maybe a giant weasle? A mink?

When we got the spot in the hedge where the critter had entered, the dogs marked and eventually Emma pulled out a very small groundhog -- maybe 2 pounds and lean. What was such a small groundhog doing out, and when was it born? I suppose such things will remain a mystery, but it is without a doubt the first of the season. Perhaps the life-choice for this very small groundhog was an easy one -- eat or perish.

1 comment:

Bettina Woolbright said...

Wow! I can't believe you came across a groundhog during this time of the year, especially up northeast. Especially one so small. Too weird.