Sunday, February 22, 2009

A Groundhog tries to wake up.......

This afternoon I was sitting in my dining room watching
the birds at the feeders when something caught my eye.
It was a groundhog coming down from the field and
going into a hole behind my Playhouse. He no more
went in and he came flying out with another bigger
groundhog right behind him. I had the camera
in hand but it happened so fast I missed it.
Just a minute passes and the bigger groundhog
returns and takes up a watch at the top of his hole.
Let's watch and see what he does next.

This is my hole and I am going to guard it from that
intruder.

If I could just stay awake..
Why did that guy have to wake me up...

I'll turn this way maybe I'll see him coming this time.


It's really hard staying awake.


all right, I have my eyes open now. I'm watching


oops, asleep again!

(The next three pictures just amazed me)

He's so sleepy he starts to yawn..... HOOOO

even bigger HOOOOOO

Look at the size that open mouth.... Hoooooo hum

He just can't wake up.
no matter how hard he tries

I can almost hear him snoring with his nose turned up

then he nods off again

One last try to have a look around
trying real hard to keep those eyes open

He turned and disappeared down his hole not to be seen
again that afternoon. Maybe Spring is coming ..
But not today.

To God be The Glory ~~ Great Things He Hath Done

11 comments:

MicheleRF said...

Very cool series! Good thing they aren't carnivores with a mouth like that!! Thanks for sharing and hopefully spring will be here soon. BTW-Love the Steelers insignia!

Craig Glenn said...

What an awesome post Jalynn! Imagine that your own ground hog.

Great story!

Craig

My Budgies of the fictional town of Budgewoi said...

always wondered what a ground hog looked like
Bud.

jalynn01 said...

Thanks Michele - Go Steelers

Craig: I have more than one and later in the Spring there will be babies...

My Budgies: I'm glad you got to see a groundhog... They hibernate and this is about the time they emerge, but apparently this one was still sleepy!

Shellmo said...

How cute is that - a sleepy groundhog!! I love how you caught him yawning! He must've been doing some late night partying in the yard maybe....

Marsha said...

This was a GOOD one! I just loved this sleepy guy, yawning and nodding away. I guess this means spring is still aways off :-)

Abe Lincoln said...

I stopped and read your blog and looked at the photograph. I just wanted you to know I am not nuts about groundhogs but I would not chase them out. I don't know what I will do if a skunk ever takes up residence.

Sandy said...

Great series!! I enjoyed this.

Bird Girl said...

That is just so funny!!! So neat that you caught the sleepy-head yawning and falling back asleep! I think that 'ole Phil was right this year - SIX more weeks of winter...and I can't wait until SPRING!!! Fun pictures!!!

HANNIBAL said...

Awesome series! That yawn was absolutely adorable! Great behavior captured! Thanx!

The Birdlady said...

Oh, he's so cute, and the photos are terrific! And the bluejay from your last post is gorgeous!

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