types of wildlife eatened and hunting woodchucks

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  1. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I have eaten them, and would again if I needed to, but there is much to be said for making acquaintance with one -
    Fascinating little creatures, actually -

    (ignore the black eye; it is the result of an idiotic decision to slide down a snow covered hill on a piece of plastic two days prior)

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  2. dianalv

    dianalv New Member

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    Cute little feller. Where'd you find him?

    I've eaten:

    Moose
    Buffalo
    Elk
    Mountain Goat
    Big Horn Sheep
    Antelope
    Javalina
    Hog
    Frog
    Geese
    Swan
    Wild Peacock
    Wild Turkey
    Duck
    Sage Hen
    All kinds of Grouse
    Snow Cock
    Quail
    Dove
    Rabbit
    Lots of fish
    Lots of shellfish
    Eel
  3. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

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    He was put out of the den by his mother when the size of a mouse, and I found him in the yard before the cats did. Raised him on a bottle, but he had physical problems (probably why mom pushed him out) that prevented him living on his own in the wild. He had a one year life in the house with us, and was very affectionate and intelligent.

    One interesting thing -
    I would take Digger (his name) outside for brief walks, and the wild groundhogs observed this. It convinced them that I was OK, and one of them in particular (I named him Bilbo) decided he wanted to be friends with me also. This WILD groundhog would come up to the door and scratch on it, begging food. When I was outside, he would walk up to me and sit up, begging snacks.
    I would go back in the house and return with a bag of pretzils.
    I would sit down in the lawn and open them, and this WILD groundhog would come right up to me, climb into my lap, sit up and eat pretzils with me.
    I last saw Bilbo over a year ago, when he walked out of the woods, sat in my lap and ate some pretzils with me, then walked back into the woods -

    Digger died of an apparent heart attack at just about a year old.
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    That's pretty cool. Sorry Digger died.
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    Sounds like they might be better pets than eats!
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    That's a great story. I dont think I could shoot another woodchuck with that experience.
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