Saturday, February 2, 2013

Happy Groundhog Day!

He posed and smiled for me.
He munched a bite of grass.
One last look before meandering away.
I happened upon this chubby little guy last November as I was leaving my local Wal-Mart. I suspect it was shortly before he decided to hibernate for the winter. Here's hoping the predicting ones of his species come out today and DON'T see their shadow! I don't know about you; but I could use an early Spring!
Linking to Camera Critters and Weekly Top Shot.

37 comments:

DawnTreader said...

Cute little guy. We don't have them here but I saw some in the Austrian alps back in... oh, 1990, long time ago...

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Adorable animal, but he'll eat your garden vegetables unless you have a fence. :-(

I'm with you about an early Spring! Although we've been pretty lucky here in CT. (I probably just jinxed us.) Two years ago we had the "Winter from Hell" here so Mother Nature still owes us a few easy Winters after that one. ;-)

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

they are always so cute. not great for your yard though. ha.ha!! ( :

TexWisGirl said...

adorable fat varmint! :)

Carletta said...

AS I MENTIONED, THIS GUY WAS NEAR THE LOCAL WAL-MART. HOWEVER WE HAD ONE LIVE UNDER OUR GARDEN SHED TWO SUMMERS AGO AND HE NEVER WENT INTO THE GARDEN. HE CAME OUT EVERY MORNING AND EVENING AND GRAZED IN OUR YARD.

Hanne Bente said...

Lovely pictures! Hanne Bente

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Carletta, this is one perfect post for such a 'holiday'. You did yourself proud with such a cute, rascally looking "Phil".

Karen said...

Ohhh, terrific! He sure has his winter fat!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

There is no way anyone could have posted anything more perfect for the day and the meme! Amazing portraits (I think you're an animal whisperer to have him pose so beautifully!)

eileeninmd said...

Cute little critter! Is this one of Phil's relatives? Happy Groundhog day, Carletta!

Betsy Adams said...

Cute little guy, isn't he???? WELL--he didn't see his shadow here today since we have SNOW... SO--maybe our sprouting spring flowers will be right. Maybe we will have an early spring....???????

In the meantime, I'm enjoying winter and SNOW.
Hugs,
Betsy

Mimi said...

He looks cute and his antics sound cute!
I too could use an early (and warm) spring!

Red said...

And a Happy Groundhog Day to you. I haven't seen a ground hog here for more than thirty years. I wonder if we have any left.

SquirrelQueen said...

Happy Ground Hog Day!
Good news, Phil didn't see his shadow today. Spring is coming!
He is a cute little guy and I love his smile.

Carol L McKenna said...

Wow! Great shots of the ground hog for Weekly Best ~

Carol of: A Creative Harbor

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Cute little guy, and so nice of him to pose for you! Great idea for today's post - I love it!

The Artful Diva said...

I never can remember what it means if the groundhog sees his shadow - do we have more winter or not?

EG CameraGirl said...

Wow! A groundhog actually posed for you!

An early spring would be nice but I suspect that isn't going to happen. :))

Nancy Claeys said...

Sounds like Phil has predicted an early spring. I hope your groundhog did too! :)

Pam ;) said...

I adore this cute guy. Great shots, Carletta.

imac said...

Great captures

bailey-road.com said...

So cute!
Happy Groundhog Day!

Marie said...

Aw, what a wonderful plump groundhog! Great photos! I wish we had a groundhog around here, we had to go with Muffin the guinea pig -- LOL!

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Rose said...

I don't think he saw his shadow today--just hope we do get an early spring!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Great shots - if they lived here we'd have 6 more weeks of winter - even though the forecast doesn't call for that. :-) I've been working my way through your blog - your bird photos are super fabulous - I don't get such good still shots at the feeders - our birds seem to be jumping about too much. Love them all.

George said...

I was very relieved to read that these pictures -- which are very good of the little character -- were taken last November. I, too, am hoping for an early Spring.

Leave It To Davis said...

oh, I envy you the opportunity to catch this guy on camera! Lucky@

Chubskulit Rose said...

Wow, lucky you!

Our Critter.
I appreciate your comment as always..

Marie said...

Oh how wonderful that you saved these groundhog shots for today! He's a cutie!

Gattina said...

and what a smile ! I only have seen hem in a zoo !

ladyfi said...

What a cute critter!

Kerri said...

What a perfect post! He's adorable!

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Yes, yes, yes...early spring, please!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Cute little fellow!

Madge Bloom said...

How adorable... I remember sitting in the hot Montana summer sun trying to get some decent shots of Prairie Dogs, elusive little fellows they were! I'm so glad you came by to share on Weekly Top Shot #68!

kelley jensen said...

He posed nicely for you. I saw a fly in my kitchen, I'm not sure what that means.

Jori said...

Wow! SO glad he thinks we are having an early spring!