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Having a groundhog as a pet

Updated on March 29, 2014

Please read before illegally purchasing or trapping a pet groundhog

Groundhogs are demanding animals and quite honestly belong in the wild.  Is there any upside?  Absolutely.  Similar to a dog, my groundhog will lovingly greet me when I come home, but then Buford the 3rd hastily scurries back into the crawl space and starts digging.  I was foolish enough to adopt a family of groundhogs (all named Buford), and I need to spread the word about how labor intensive and destructive they can be. Here are 5 things you must read before moving forward with your decision.  

1.  Groundhogs Hibernate!  My groundhogs hibernate in my basement all winter long.  This may sound like a good thing, but when they wake up in the spring, it's a different story.  Each year, right around March Madness, these little critters come climbing up from the basement.  Not only are they very hungry, but the males are looking for a new mate, which means I have a family of groundhogs jockeying for position to hump my leg. It's weird and frustrating.  Having to deal with a randy and hungry groundhog in an urban environment is rough to say the least.

2.  Digging.  These animals absolutely LOVE to dig.  I usually have to replace the carpeting in my townhouse twice a year.  Last July Buford II dug right through the dry wall and wedged himself in between the walls.  I had to call a contractor to help me remove him AND he bit me during the process.  I had to get yet another rabbies shot.

3.  Veterinarian Care.  Not many vets will even agree to see a "pet" groundhog, let alone have experience in dealing with one.  I only brought my little guy to the vet once and it was not a pleasant experience.  The vet told me I shouldn't try to domesticate a wild animal and she threatened to call animal control. We got the hell out of there before she had the chance to report us.

4.  Whistle pigs are not good with kids.  When I first got my groundhog, I tried to get him comfortable around children.  I assume he perceived the children as threats, which is why he started snarling so viciously.  Thankfully no one was hurt.  For safety measures, I always put him on a leash when we go out and I usually tie a piece of string around his snout so he doesn't snap at anyone.   

5.  Special dietary needs.  The pet stores don't carry groundhog food, so I just feed him table scraps which may be why he weighs about 45 pounds and is very lethargic.  His favorite snack is Bugles and I sometimes let him eat taffy and pretend he is trying to talk.  

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In memory of Buford, my 1st pet groundhog - ?-July 17, 2007

When I got home that hot, humid July afternoon, I could immediately smell something was wrong. Once I entered my bedroom I saw Buford, my pet groundhog, laying peacefully on my bed. I blamed myself for his untimely death for months. I should have fed him less table scraps, given him proper medical attention and walked him more frequently. At times we hated each other's guts, but we always respected each other. This song really helped me during my grieving process. You will be forever missed, my chubby little friend.

In Memory of Buford II, my 2nd pet groundhog - October 21, 2002-December 11, 2008

When Buford II died tragically by eating electrical wires in my crawl space, I was devastated. He had burrowed himself in the crawl space repeatedly over the years. Each time I would have to stick my hands in the wall opening to remove him, knowing that he would shred my hands with those sharp gnarly teeth. That day I didn't feel like going to the hospital for stitches as I no longer had health insurance due to a nasty little drinking problem and an unsympathetic boss. Foolishly I let him scurry around the wall for a few hours. When the digging stopped and the lights went out I knew his high pitched squeal was his last. My myspace friends told me that he may have done it intentionally because he couldn't stand to be alone after Buford #1 passed away. Annie Lennox spoke to me through this song. Why. Why. Why did I not take him out of the crawl space when I had the chance! I failed you Buford II, my furry groundhog friend. My home feels so empty without my two pals scurrying around the walls.

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      Brookland 2 years ago

      I had a groundhog for 2 years raised from a bottle after my clearing crew ran over the nest. She was the only one that survived so I brought her home since I have rehabed squirrels. .coons..flying squirrels. .opossums. .after 60 days I took her to a wooded area far frm the city and left her for 3 days with food n water..when I returned she had not moved or eaten and was in bad shape...

      I nursed her back to health aftr a couple weeks I tried again...same result so I kept her and treated her like she was a small dog. She was very protective and very lovable. .smart...and obedient. She was honestly the best pet I could ever have. She used a litter box slept in my bed. She did bite me once but there was thunder outside n she was scared. .she would also play like a cat gently if I grimaced she would play softer... she did like to chew on electric wires so I would make sure there was nothing plugged in when I left. I am devastated from her loss....unfortunately a family member was staying with me and left..leaving her out of her pen and the vacuum plugged in. I didn't kno anything had happened until the next morning when she came to eat she was sluggish and her left eye was red filled with blood. I loaded her up and started tryng to find a vet that would see her. I drove to every vet in the area but none would see her. After trying to find a vet for 2hrs she was worse so I went to a vet freakn out and demanded them to help... all they would do was send me 20 miles away to a wildlife vet...I literally drove my camaro to its limits to get there...2 miles from the hospital she wimpered and died. I was and still am totally crushed...I dnt recommend anyone having wildlife as pets they r a lot of responsibility and its very hard to find them proper medical attention. ..And when u lose them u are never the same..

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      Lucy Bieri 3 years ago from Switzerland

      With great fun reading your lens, you must be a funny person. I have never seen Groundhog live, only on TV. Actually, I am used to having Dogs as pet, but you make me want to get Groundhog. LOL

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      GuyB LM 3 years ago

      @anonymous: Could have trimmed this comment down a touch. Mmmm k?

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      Writing Nag 3 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      whistlepigs aren't given the respect they are due!

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      marianmiamian 3 years ago

      You are hilarious! Loved reading this and I will definitely stick to chickens. Thanks for a great lens.

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      Bigwas 3 years ago from Philippines

      never seen one here in southeast asia

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      AnonymousC831 3 years ago from Kentucky

      Great lens, I think groundhogs are adorable.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      You obviously did not know how to care for them.

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      mchauta 4 years ago

      uhmazing...

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      I loved reading about your groundhogs. Blessed.

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      CoolFool83 4 years ago

      This was a really nice read!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Mine didn't stink at all. I did bathe him with pet shampoo about every week, but didn't smell bad even before bath.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      KathyH Feb. 2, 2013 @ 2:54 AM Being Ground Hog Day always brings back very fond memories of my wonderful pet Ground Hog Boo Boo. His name came from the Yogi Bear cartoon as he reminded me of a little bear especially when he would stand on his hind legs. This is a long story that I will try to shorten. I was 12 years old, walking home, 2 blocks away. I saw this "critter"standing in a grassy grown up yard of an abandoned house. I didn't know what it was so walked closer to see. It came towards me.....quite quickly. Needless to say...scared me to death,,nearly. I ran as fast as I could screaming all the way to my backyard. My Dad hearing me came out and said "It's only a Ground Hog!". Well, I had NEVER seen one and thought it was some rabid creature. Once I calmed down and saw my dad go get his gun I begged him not to 'do away' with him. He was rubbing against my legs and standing on his hind legs as if wanting attention or food. Finally I petted him....while my Mom screamed "He will bite you! Look at his teeth!". I never was afraid of him again. I held him, he would snuggle with me where ever I was..couch, bed, floor, chair...he would climb up on the couch...where ever I was. He followed me everywhere in the neighborhood I would go.....he slept with me at times. ALWAYS go to the door when he "had to take care of business"...NEVER messed in the house. He had a box that was turned over on it's side with blankets in it and sleep at times. Go to the refrigerator and stand on his hind legs when hungry. I have several pictures of me holding him and yes at 12 years old I let him gently 'chew' on my fingers and ankles. His two top, front teeth were at least 1 to 1 1/2 inches long. Of course my Mom had a fit when she would see me letting him do that but not once did he hurt me at all. He didn't like others to approach me, VERY protective of me. He would 'bark', 'growl' and run at them. He didn't hibernate. I had him for 2 years and was one of the best pets I ever had....and I have had nearly everything a girl from Indiana could possibly have, no skunks. The list would be as long as my arm. So sadly my Dad came in and put his arm around me. I had left him outside while I came inside for awhile. He told me he saw a car hit Boo Boo and didn't even slow down. I was and still after 40 years heartbroken and miss him. I have a picture of him on my wall and always will. The MOST loving of any pet I have ever had and I have had many loving pets. R.I.P. Boo Boo!!

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      JeffGilbert 4 years ago

      This is a unique page. It's great that somebody can speak about this with experience. We've just gotten to the point where people think that every animal in this planet is fair game to have as a pet and things just don't work that way. Some animals are meant to be in the wild. this is one of them.. :)

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      AstroGremlin 4 years ago

      Groundhogs seem like bad pets. For every pleasurable stroke of their fur, there is a dangerous problem.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I love my 'pet' groundhog! But, he's not really a pet as he lives under my back porch and doesn't mind us sitting on the porch while he's hanging out in the yard. (hopefully he doesn't undermine the porch too much! We'd like to let him stay until spring).

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      MrMojo01 5 years ago

      Really fun and entertaining lens!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      you made my day! thanks for making my husband and i laugh so hard, out loud...we love run on sentences too god bless!!!

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      Dan 5 years ago from CNY

      You write for very entertaining lens. Good work.

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      Melissa Miotke 5 years ago from Arizona

      You're a funny guy!

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      thesuccess2 5 years ago

      I come here every Ground Hog day - well every day is Ground Hog Day for me!

      Blessed

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      ApproachableLife 5 years ago

      I have never considered getting a pet groundhog, but you gave me compelling reasons not to entertain the idea if I was ever offered one.

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      GuyB LM 5 years ago

      @anonymous: RELAX Nathan. We ate them all after they died so the food was not wasted. Geez, take a break. Hunters do the same thing all the time.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      abusing wild animals isn't funny. it really pisses me off how you neglected any sort of responsibility for these animals untimely deaths. i really hope this is a joke. being an animal rehabilitator is a huge responsibility and not one to take lightly. Could you not have done any research at all before having a pet groundhog? What kind of idiot feeds a marmot table scraps... jerk. You could have made groundhog food based on their diet. Should have released them, then at least they could have had a full life and not been electrocuted or suffer from obesity.

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      Maria Burgess 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Cute! Rodents are cool even if they don't wanna behave =). Interesting lens! Love the taffy comment and you pretending the groundhog is talking...hysterical, that would be a great video for this lens!

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      leafspirit lm 5 years ago

      Probably the most amusing lens I've read on Squidoo so far. Thanks for the laugh!

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      I can understand why some people get annoyed with groundhogs but I have always held a special little place in my heart for them. Mind you - I like the cawing of crows too.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I have a pet groundhog - she is now over 2 years old - I got her when she was a tiny baby. I bottlefed her for a while then moved on to baby food until she was able to eat solid food. She is the love of my life! I would highly recommend one as a pet (although I know it's illegal in the state I'm in). The only problem I have is not with her but, with the fact that NO vet will see her - luckily she appears to be in good health but, who knows what might happen.

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      GuyB LM 5 years ago

      @anonymous: My first one was a baby or the proper term is "miniature whistle pig" Listen chief, if you want a pet groundhog, then go for it, I don't really care. Just remember that they are will get in your heart and that means they could break it one day.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Alright, so I have two adult groundhogs that come into my yard several times a day. I have read all of your reasons as to the "why not" however I am not swayed, I want one! Did you get yours when they were babies or did you tame an adult?

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      GuyB LM 5 years ago

      @anonymous: They have a fairly thick coat which can get stinky. When Buford would awake from hibernation he smelled like hot trash. I would give him a bath usually every 3 days with Prell shampoo. He hated baths and the frequency did irritate his skin but his coat needed to look sharp for a photo shoot I was doing for a failed calendar. In hindsight I should not have bathed him that often.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have a question about pet groundhogs... I've read in places that they are stinky. Growing up, we had groundhogs eating in our garden, & I often got within a dozen feet of them but never smelled anything. Is it a hygiene issue, or a musk-type odor? I have ferrets, & have been around "normal" & also descented skunks, & did not notice any real odors. Thanks!

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Poor Buford II! Very interesting read, indeed. Thank you very much for sharing!

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      Aquavel 5 years ago

      Buford sounds amazing! Fun lens!

      I'm from Punxsutawney originally, home of "The Groundhog," and when I was young, one of the local families did have one as a pet. He lived outside. My folks took him to NYC one year to be on TV and he was very well behaved. He did give my father a rather severe bite one Groundhog's Day, but that was because the Groundhog did not want to have his paw full of ink to give autographs.

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      Morgannafay 5 years ago

      Awww poor Buford. He led the life of the ground hog king. You gotta admit he was fat and happy. :)

      You almost made me snarf coffee when I got the visual of Buford chomping on taffy trying to talk. LOL

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Groundhogs are very lazy animals and are very wild they might make some sense to try having them be farm animals because they get fat quickly and will eat a lot of different vegetables.

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      wheresthekarma 5 years ago

      Awww I am so sorry about Buford II. I will feature your lens on my groundhog lens!!!

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      Karen 5 years ago from U.S.

      I visited this way back when....and had to come back in honor of "The Big Day". And I enjoyed it as much as when I first read it. When I was little, and living in Minnesota, I thought it was a good thing that groundhogs would see their shadows on Groundhog Day, because there'd only be six weeks left of winter....

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Enjoyed the lens, groundhog pets are not for everyone in the planet.

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      JohnMichael2 5 years ago

      Ummm ... I'm starting to wonder about you...

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      thesuccess2 5 years ago

      @thesuccess2: I suppose Groundhog Day brings back painful and sad memories for you!

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      NuMil3Design 5 years ago

      Great stuff.

      Advice needed: are we too good for Squidoo or too bad for the middle schools and high schools that expelled us? :)

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      thesuccess2 5 years ago

      LOL!! Groundhog Day!

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      poppy mercer 5 years ago from London

      No more ground hogs please..,you don't have the necessary skills to keep them alive; try snails...they only need a bit of lettuce; I thoroughly recommend the cheeky chappies.

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      Thrinsdream 5 years ago

      R. I. P. the Buford massive. Yet another inspiring lens. We don't get groundhogs in the UK would a squirrel suffice?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      My 2 pet ground hogs have been so awesome. I love to watch them eat their favorite treats. They would fight over who will get to the cheesecake, cheese sticks or BANANA NUT MUFFINS. I miss them so much, they had to get out of my garage and do what ground hogs do in October. I can't wait til spring, to see them and maybe babies too!!

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      MelissaInTheSky 5 years ago

      On the one hand, I am furious that you would abuse wildlife and write about it for your own amusement. On the other hand, I like any person daring enough to wear blue sparkly hotpants. So I shall just look at you with an ambivalent expression and blink. (Blink.)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      You got me chuckling a few times while reading about the reasons these aren't good pets. Really glad I read your lens this morning, woke me up. If you like to browse lens as I do, mine has a great educational topic with poll questions for my readers to enjoy.

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      cocktailsexaminer 5 years ago

      Great lens, this just made my day!

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      Danielle 6 years ago from Australia

      LOL!

      Thank you for that, haven't laughed so much in days.

      Sorry to hear about your Buford's though.

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      GrowlinRock 6 years ago

      Aw, such a tragic tale. I hope that Buford the Third is in good health.

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      GuyB LM 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Photos of whom?

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      do you have photos of them

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      mattseefood lm 6 years ago

      I enjoyed reading your story, thanks for sharing :)

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      Puckwudgie 6 years ago

      "I had to call a contractor to help me remove him AND he bit me during the process." Which one, Buford II or the contractor?

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      May Buford l and ll rest in peace knowing that their lives were not in vain and that they were loved and are now missed. I've never known of anyone having a groundhog as a pet.

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      Mickie Goad 6 years ago

      Absolutely LOVE your lens about ground hogs. Am lensrolling it to my lens about exotic animals as pets and how they can make you sick.

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      Craftybegonia 6 years ago

      Very humorous!

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      Jen 6 years ago from Canada

      Looks like groundhogs are a lot of work:) Happy Ground Hogs Day

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      ShamanicShift 6 years ago

      WOW -- tragedy and comedy all in one critter bundle -- HAPPY Groundhog(s) Day -- blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      your lens title made me laugh - I love the Movie "Groundhog Day" watched again the other day! - Great Lens

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      ReccoR 6 years ago

      Wait! Was this a joke?! Great lens, but... I can't tell if this is legit.

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      Ellen Brundige 6 years ago from California

      i miss groundhogs. You make me both baffled (I can never tell whether you're serious or not...congrats!) and nostalgic.

      I will share with you two small groundhog tales, since i once lived in the land of groundhogs before I moved to the land of fruits & nuts (California).

      I once saved a groundhog's life. I had shot an arrow into the woods in my backyard and lost it. I searched for it every day -- my archery set only had three arrows! Finally, one autumn day while looking for my arrow, I found a hungry groundhog who had stuck his head in an old coffee can and gotten stuck. One shouldn't approach wild animals, but I couldn't help it; I had to pull the guy out. He looked just like Winnie-the-Pooh with a jar stuck on his head. He was too dazed to do much more than stare at me in bafflement and then scuttle off. After which I found my arrow. Being all of about 13 at the time, I took this as a profound sign of something or other and wrote an extremely pompous story about it.

      My other story is less exciting but more amusing: an Australian friend of ours swore for years that he had banged up his truck while swerving to avoid hitting a wombat! He thought we were making up this "groundhog" animal to pull his leg. Since my mother was from Texas, and may well have instructed him in the wonders of jackalopes, we must pardon his skepticism.

      And now I must go back to pondering the truth or metaphorical truth of your groundhog saga. Buford, eh?

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      Ellen Brundige 6 years ago from California

      i miss groundhogs. You make me both baffled (I can never tell whether you're serious or not...congrats!) and nostalgic.

      I will share with you two small groundhog tales, since i once lived in the land of groundhogs before I moved to the land of fruits & nuts (California).

      I once saved a groundhog's life. I had shot an arrow into the woods in my backyard and lost it. I searched for it every day -- my archery set only had three arrows! Finally, one autumn day while looking for my arrow, I found a hungry groundhog who had stuck his head in an old coffee can and gotten stuck. One shouldn't approach wild animals, but I couldn't help it; I had to pull the guy out. He looked just like Winnie-the-Pooh with a jar stuck on his head. He was too dazed to do much more than stare at me in bafflement and then scuttle off. After which I found my arrow. Being all of about 13 at the time, I took this as a profound sign of something or other and wrote an extremely pompous story about it.

      My other story is less exciting but more amusing: an Australian friend of ours who had moved to Delaware swore for years that he had banged up his truck while swerving to avoid hitting a wombat! He thought we were making up this "groundhog" animal to pull his leg. Since my mother was from Texas, and may well have instructed him in the wonders of jackalopes, we must pardon his skepticism.

      And now I must go back to pondering the truth or metaphorical truth of your groundhog saga. Buford, eh?

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      costumesngifts 6 years ago

      Great lens :) Groundhog day is one of my all-time favorite movies, so I enjoyed this feature about groundhogs.

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      Paul 6 years ago from Liverpool, England

      I'm a car lover so I could only get one of these as food :)

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      LabKittyDesign 6 years ago

      Reason #6: Gamey.

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      BrickHouseFabrics 6 years ago

      So sorry about Buford II

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Good lens. I had never considered getting a groundhog as a pet and now I definitely will not get one.

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      SofiaMann 6 years ago

      Very interesting lens. Thanks.

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      emmaklarkins 6 years ago

      Great information here. Blessed by a Squidoo Angel!

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      TerrenceYoung LM 6 years ago

      Very interesting , I didn't know you could keep such a pet!

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      poppy mercer 6 years ago from London

      Thanks for the warning... By the way, that crow you told me about...

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      wow really? which one died in the bathtub?

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      Barbara Isbill 6 years ago from New Market Tn 37820

      I loved this lens! I guess groundhogs are good for more than gravy! Thumbs up! Favored! New Fan!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Never tried having a ground hog as a pet. Did have a coon for awhile, but it got into everything and would bit. Had to get rid of it for safety reasons. I grew up in the northern part of MN, and love wild animals. The ground hogs usually got shot, because they would dig holes all over the yard. - Interesting that you have chosen them as pets.

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      triathlontraini1 6 years ago

      At first I read the url as "Ground hog-pet", sort of like ground beef. I thought, strange, but let's see.

      I'm glad it's a Groundhog. :D

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      GuyB LM 7 years ago

      @Lee Hansen: Yikes! I hope Buford III can't read

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      Lee Hansen 7 years ago from Vermont

      In my state we're supposed to destroy a groundhog if we capture it - they're considered pests, crop destroyers. We have an ongoing battle with groundhogs that live under our neighbor's shed. We work hard to keep them away, but the only real deterrent is a dog or a shotgun :(.

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      Stephen Carr 7 years ago from Corona, CA

      How about prairie dogs? Never heard of anyone trying to make a groundhog into a pet! Loved it!

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      Jeanette 7 years ago from Australia

      Wow. What pets! We can't help but love our pets can we. I think you need to invest in some tough gloves!

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      GuyB LM 7 years ago

      @BobZau: Thanks, I appreciate the "unique" tag. Most people just call me special.

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      Lisa Marie Gabriel 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      I wanted to laugh until they died... Very good lens :D 5*

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      Bob Zau 7 years ago

      Sorry to hear about Buford II . Between this lens and your avatar I'm starting to form a picture of a very unique individual.... Keep up the good work - winlin

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      hNizam 7 years ago

      Great lens and i enjoy it . How you know to choose this topic ? Fantastic .

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      Cynthia Arre 7 years ago from Quezon City

      You are a very promising lensmaster - your stories about your groundhogs are both touching and hilarious. I enjoyed my stay! (: *angel blessed*

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      Babitah 7 years ago

      Enjoyed reading this lens! "5 stars-favorited".

      Happy New 2010!

      God bless.

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      Knowlen Wanderer 7 years ago

      Interesting lens.

      I thought there were just a myth!

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      ToniCorset 7 years ago

      Never thought about adopting one of these critters, much less taking one out on a leash! One used to visit our garden every year, eating everything in sight- acted like he owned the place. Brings back memories- funny lens 5*

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      kcbaker1 7 years ago

      I'll be sure not to get a pet groundhog. 5*

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      Jesse 7 years ago from Milwaukee

      Poor Buford :(

      Great lens though.

      Very enjoyable.

      5/5*

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I like your writing style, especially the section about the kids. Made me "chuckle".

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      danielca0720 7 years ago

      Great information, 5/5 though your formatting is a little off. Good job.

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      carny 7 years ago

      A groundhog as a pet... That's cool :) I love rodents myself but after reading your lens I think I'll stick to guinea pigs.

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      BW Duerr 7 years ago from Henrietta, New York

      More, more, more, please. Can't wait to see more of your work. :D Thanks for stopping by my lens, too. 5 stars.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I love this lens, great information