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Groundhog  - Marmota monax

Groundhog - Marmota monax

A common, larger rodent, hibernates and can be seen only after the last snow has gone and spring arrived. Groundhogs are used to civilization and build their burrows near houses.

Common Names

How to Identify

Around Montreal, there are no similar species like Hoary Marmot, Yellow-bellied Marmot or Vancouver Island Marmot, so that identification of this species is simple.

Where & When to Spot

I saw Groundhogs in almost every park around Montreal. Morning and late afternoon, look out for patches of meadows where they like to feed. Although, living close to houses, they will run into the burrow when you get close.

Groundhog (Marmota manox)

Groundhog (Marmota manox)

I am hungry! Nothing interrupts me right now.

dorval - July 11, 2014

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS; 4.3-215.0 mm; Focal Length 215mm; Exposure 1/1000; Aperture f6.5; Iso 250;