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More Young Ones

In an update of my previous post, the 2 little mourning doves did not live.  It’s possible that they were already dead when I photographed them – it was hard to tell.  But later on there was no movement, and the parents seemed to abandon the nest, so I eventually climbed up and cleaned out the gutter.

Other denizens are thriving, though.  We knew that there was a groundhog living underneath our shed, but just this past weekend, I spotted some smaller ones with it:






I also spotted a little baby rabbit last night, but didn’t have a camera handy before it hopped away.  Of course, the downside to these little ones being around is that there are that many more mouths that might chomp on our flowers and vegetables.  We have to be vigilant…

Posted by seaking on 06-22-2009 at 09:06 pm
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  1. Are baby groundhogs called “groundpiglets?”

    Comment by Matt — June 23, 2009 @ 07:44
  2. Sorry to hear about the chicks. Baby groundhogs, though… that’s a first for me. And, you know, you’re providing them w/quite the gourmet diet!

    Comment by Gretchen — June 23, 2009 @ 20:10
  3. Little fuzzy bulgy foreheads!

    Ah yes, they WILL eat your veggies if you aren’t careful.

    Comment by Nif — June 24, 2009 @ 14:19
  4. Those are so friggin’ adorable. Why haven’t we destroyed their ecosystem yet and domesticated them into pets?

    Comment by Topher — June 24, 2009 @ 17:52

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