Observations and reflections from without and within
Monday, September 10, 2007
Click to enlarge. Can you see the treehog?
Here is the foot path near the river below the hospital grounds. We had rain yesterday and the air was clean and cooler than the heavy, hot humidity experienced last week. My co-worker pointed out a creature in the tree above the trail. Was that a groundhog? I took this quick picture in case the animal bolted before we got any closer.
Sure enough, it was a groundhog, at least 3 meters above the ground. I never knew they climbed trees. But Wikipedia says they are good climbers and swimmers. Most of the groundhogs I see are dead along the roadway.
The "treehog" tired of our attention, turned around and scurried down the tree trunk to become a groundhog once again. Seems to me I don't know much about one of our most common wild animals.