A Baby Groundhog
and a Big Leaf
June 12, 2007


Baby groundhogs have been running around our backyard the past couple of weeks. They appreciate that Sue and I have been slow in removing "wild" cover (which some folks may refer to as weeds).

In this particular sequence of photos, Silvertop perhaps didn't sufficiently estimate the size of the otherwise desirable leaf.

Baby groundhog tackles leaf

Let's face it. It is a big leaf. And it is a small groundhog.
Baby groundhog munching

Lots of chewing.
Baby groundhog munching

Coming to grips.
Baby groundhog munching

Only a few bites more.
Baby groundhog munching

It's gone!
Baby groundhog pausing for breath

So what's for dessert? (Marigolds are very tasty.)

Photo note: I used a Pentax *ist D, with the SMC-A* 200mm macro lens.

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