Visitors they come and they go. We have our share of them. This one has decided he would like to live under our front porch.
Sadly, he may have to be evicted, they can cause serious damage to building foundations. For now, I’ll enjoy the chubby cheek adorableness from afar.
I’ve read that they can be made into pets, however it requires a lot of work, and that it is quite difficult to attain the cute and cuddly stage.
Also, they are good swimmers. Whoda thunk? And so Mr. Cottage named him Phelps.
They are herbivorous and receive their hydration from eating leafy plants.
They can move up to 35 cubic feet and up to 5,500 pounds of soil when creating a burrow.
What is it?
Whistle-pig (I never heard that term before), woodchuck, land beaver, or more commonly known in our area as a ground-hog.
I took a photo this morning through the window as Phelps was hanging out on the front porch.
Phelps is smiling at me with his long front teeth. He said “Hey lady, I was thinking about making a meal out of your Chinese cabbage you got planted out here on the porch.”
I set the critter cam out in the yard last night and managed to catch a few candid shots of him this morning as he was coming and going.
Hey – What’s the funny looking square thing with the flashing lights? Maybe I’ll take a step closer and investigate.
You can tell he was thinking about doing some pole dancing on the tiki torch pole.
He decides to go hang out on the porch instead.
Any advice on relocating Phelps?
See you later bye!