We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.
~Thomas Fuller ~


The Woodchuck or Groundhog is a large marmot, and therefore a member of the squirrel family. It is relatively common in the midwestern and northeastern states.


Photo: Mike Habeck

Wodchucks shelter and hibernate in burrows that they excavate themselves, but love to bask in the sun. They are active during the day and are surprisingly good tree climbers and swimmers.