My husband was heading out and call me just a couple minutes after he left the house. He told me he spotted a couple baby groundhogs down at the bottom of our street and thought I might want to take some pictures of them.
So I rallied the kids together (I strapped my baby carrier on for Joey) and grabbed my camera. We walked down to the bottom of the street to see the little groundhogs. Sure enough there were two little balls of fur sitting right by the road eating grass. The one ran into the brush as we approached, while this little guy sat there and totally didn’t seem to mind that we were there. He let me get a couple really cute shots of him eating a leaf.
These were my instructions to my kids as we walked down the street “Now remember, we can’t touch the baby groundhogs. The little babies’ mommy might be around here and she might not like it if we touch them. She might think we’re trying to hurt her babies and come bite us. So we can’t touch them; just look at them.”
Trinity looked up at me and said, “Yeah, no touch Groundhog Mommy!”
As I stepped forward to snap these photos the kids all held out their hands and said, “Stop Mommy; Don’t touch it!” lol Too cute. 🙂 At least I know they were listening!
Trinity was fascinated by the little groundhog. She loved it but was very good and didn’t get any closer than what you see in the picture. She called it a baby squirrel at first.
Our mailman who had just delivered our mail turned around laughing and said, “Hey tell your mom you want to take one home for a pet!” haha