Is it a groundhog , a gopher, a badger or a rabbit?
Like the groundhog of spring, today I saw my shadow.
Something (I suspect a groundhog , or a deer, or a gigantic mutant rabbit) has started chewing on a couple of the pumpkins in the garden pumpkin patch.
If you live out West, it's the marmot - the groundhog 's cowboy cousin - or prairie rats that command your attention.
When the groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil was pulled from his fake tree trunk in Pennsylvania on February 2, he saw his shadow.
The groundhog , also called the woodchuck, is a tunnel master who finds any number of garden plants appealing both above and below the ground.
Like the polar bear, the groundhog , and other creatures of the wild, professional eaters have internal barometers, delicately calibrated to different times of the year.
He mentioned in passing that as a kid here he could tell the difference between the footprints of foxes, groundhogs and raccoons.
If your prime target is marmots or groundhogs , there's even less justification for scopes above 16x because the target is larger.
Depending upon where you live, you may need to protect young plants from rabbits and groundhogs that find new shoots appetizing.