When I’m seated at my computer I can see the front yard reflected in the screen, so I see when people walk by or when Stella chases a squirrel. Basically you can’t sneak up on me from the front of the house. So yesterday I’m sitting at my computer when I see something odd in the bottom right-hand corner of my screen, this time I do turn around and look out the window to confirm that it was as I expected EVIL GARDEN VERMIN! I immediately grab my 100-400mm lens and run for my camera to switch out lenses then to the front window where I snap several pics.
He/she is pretty nonchalant just sitting there in a front yard full of Stella smell.
I wouldn’t advise exploring here, it is not in your best interest.
It’s looking a tad bit thin so I’m thinking it has recently emerged from hibernation (I bet it ran back into the den today it was so dang cold).
This is the MacDaddy of all groundhog shots, he/she is sprinting across our driveway and I get a successful pan shot without even trying to pan PLUS it looks like the groundhog is doing a yoga pose. It makes me laugh every time I look at it.
Finally, here is the shot where Stella sees the groundhog and barks her crazy head off. Stella is inside the house going ballistic, the groundhog freezes then turns and runs into the woods across the street to hopefully never be seen again on our property. In the groundhog vs. garden wars the groundhog doesn’t stand a chance.