Fred, the Pet Groundhog

There's not a lot of wildlife in Rockport, except for coyotes. This afternoon I saw a large rodent peek out from the alleyway between the Kohl generator and utility building. A Google search to ID the animal led me to this: "This is my pet groundhog, Fred. Ok, he's not my pet. Fred just looks adorable, lives on my property and eats all the food growing in my garden. Come to think of it, Fred sounds like my kids! Fred has the most luxurious coat - deep rich brown, underlayed with soft black and highlighted with a silver grey. He reminds me of a couple of beautiful fabrics from Norbar." Photo and text from: http://thefocusondesign.blogspot.com/2010/07/color-series-this-is-fred.html

There’s not a lot of wildlife in Rockport, except for coyotes. This afternoon I saw a large rodent peek out from the alleyway between the Kohl generator and utility building. A Google search to ID the animal led me to this: “This is my pet groundhog, Fred. Ok, he’s not my pet. Fred just looks adorable, lives on my property and eats all the food growing in my garden. Come to think of it, Fred sounds like my kids!
Fred has the most luxurious coat – deep rich brown, underlayed with soft black and highlighted with a silver grey. He reminds me of a couple of beautiful fabrics from Norbar.” Photo and text from: http://thefocusondesign.blogspot.com/2010/07/color-series-this-is-fred.html

3 comments

  • When you find one of these munching on your sweet-delectable-newly planted vegetable garden shoots that’s exactly what you want to do! Shoot! Cute maybe but gluttonous for sure. Not your friend or mine! Glad to see you are still spotting wildlife though, Fred. If you could please feed the critter so he stays there with you I’d appreciate it. I don’t need him coming over to my garden!

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  • Fred, I caught 7 of these cuties in a have-a-heart trap last year. They ate all my veggies and most of my flowers. I will bring this year’s catches to you. Feel better!

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