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Saturday, May 03, 2008

Camera Critters



Rock Chuck Also known as Yellow-bellied Marmot

I had to look this up and was surprised it was called that. Sort of interesting to read.Can't say i like them, when we first moved here and seen one i thought they were sort of cute specially the babies, Till one morning i awoke to not a carrot top in my garden, and my favorite plant was no more. Now they have become a real pain, poop everywhere, they will get into the hood of your car and chew on wires and what else they can get into. Nope can't say i like them much anymore.
Be sure to click on photos for better viewing Here is a baby sitting so still while i take his photo
We had to put this block over there hole so that no one will go out and step in there hole. As much as we don't like them we still don't have the heart to kill them, altho we think the cable company has put out poison .

Last weekend i was looking out the window and looky here, a whole bunch of Quails were under son's truck

And then i can't close without a couple of photos of my furry kids, Casey the cat and Princess

Casey and her get along very well they have a good understanding with each other that they established when Princess first came to us at 8 weeks old. If you havn't read my other blog about my furry kids, Casey is my thumb sucker when he is tired he wants to suck on my thumb, and knead my neck. So when Princess came home and also joined us on the bed, Casey took second spot for a few days and then he had enough one night, when he wanted mom's attention, and Princess got in the way again. He lifted his paw and wacked her on the head and looked at her and said "enough is enough its my turn and i was here first"
From that time on they have been buds ever since.

43 comments:

Misty Dawn said...

This is a great post! I'm sorry those Rock Chucks are causing you so many problems, but they are kind of cute. hehe. Sounds like the kind of trouble the groundhogs cause for farmers in the fields.

That is SO cool that all those quail were under the truck!

and that last photo... oh that is absolutely precious beyond words! I LOVE it!

Sherry said...

Great post. Here in the south, everyone calls them 'groundhogs'. I know they can be destructive to gardens!

Those are really nice photos, especially that last one. They are -so- cute! :)

mharia said...

they do look cute! never thought marmots can be pest sometimes ... love that story about your furry kids! :)

ratmammy said...

Oh my god! how precious is that!!! That is such the cutest thing, your two furry babies together!!

madretz said...

Oh! I saw Yellow Bellied Marmots for the first time 15 years ago in Yosemite. They are Very Very cute!! So I'm so sad to hear that they are pesky.

Teena said...

The kitty hugging the dog is just too cute!

Mine's up too :)

Indrani said...

Great shot of the marmot. I hope it survives. Such tiny animals are important to our nature. And you casey looks cute blinking at flash.

Mine is a butterfly at i Share. :)

Picturing of Life said...

aaaah...i like the last 2 pics :D There are so cute.

thanks for visit mine.

Tammy said...

I love your dog!!!

Vic Grace said...

They look like such good pals.

You asked if that was snow, yes we still have lots of it around.

Simply Shannon said...

Awesome photos!

Jules said...

Sounds like your house is full of action!

babooshka said...

Loads of critter images and so much info. Cute.

dot said...

All your critters are cute! I saw my first ground hog last week.
I've never heard of marion berries but they sound delicious. I think they just grow in your area

Sharon said...

Those things are kinda cute. It is too bad they are so destructive. You can't really enjoy seeing them. The quail under the truck was an great sight!

Princess was such a cutie as usual. I just love looking at pictures of her, she is so pretty. I had never heard of a chocolate pom till I saw princess. Casey is a sweet baby! I wish my cats would cuddle up to Rusty like that.

Lady Di Tn said...

That last picture of Casey and Princess is Priceless.
What a wonderful surprise to look out your window to see those quail.
Most wildlife are cute but can be destuctive. Case in point our bushy tail rats(squirrels) and large hoove rats(white tail deer)Also, the raccoons that come right up on the back porch and destroy the hummingbird feeders. We now take the feeder in each night.
I loved the Apple Blosson Room and I am a new comer to your blog.
Peace

i beati said...

it seems those grey stripey cats are soo lovable . Everyone I rwead about and everyone I know who has one says they have a special temperament. I hav one Lovey and she is very sweet and tolerant..sk

Katney said...

It is funny the relationships that the pets create. Without our interference they find their place with each other.

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Casey and Princess look so adorable together.

fishing guy said...

Lily: We have ground hog that cause the same problems but are much larger.
Pincess is a great looking Pom.

Ex-Shammickite said...

It must be like living in a zoo.... both inside and outside!!-

Andrea said...

The cat hugging the dog is so cute and the dog looking at the cat is priceless. Greta post.

storyteller said...

Interesting series of wildlife photos plus your fur-kids too. They seem to get along so well together ;--)
Mine’s at Small Reflections.
Hugs and blessings,

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

OOooo.... Casey and Princess are absolutely adorable... oh my goodness... that photo is just toooo cute! I can't believe how close they are.

Rose said...

I didn't know marmots were such pests--they look closely related to groundhogs and they can sure be pests in the garden or in a cemetary.

Love the pictures and story of your dog and cat.

imac said...

Great and cute post.

Want a smile - come and visit mine.

Dianne said...

I love how your furry kids get along! :)

:-Daryl said...

Wonderful photos .. and they make lovely friends!

:-Daryl

andrée said...

they are adorable! i don't blame you for being upset, but i would be real worried about poison. that could poison other creatures, too. hope they know what they are doing. The photo of your dog and cat together is just adorable.

Donna said...

Wonderful pictures sweetie!! Your Fur Babies are precious!!hughugs

Anna said...

Those Rock Chucks sound like a nuisance. We have plenty of bunnies around here that will eat whatever they can get to. I have to put a fence around the garden.

Your Casey and Princess are just adorable!

Mama Zen said...

Awesome pictures!

Shionge said...

What a great bonding between them ya!

Willard said...

God shot of the rockchuck and beautiful pictures of your pets.
It sounds like the marmots are as destructive as the groundhogs.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

CrazyCath said...

Great photos. Casey and Princess are too cute for words. They look like they get on great.

Thanks for stopping by mine.

Judi-gmj said...

A rodent is a rodent no matter the name, squirrel, marmot, rock chuck, rat etc. Cute ones though and great capture of the quail!

J&J said...

What sweet babies.....I love all of your photos.....Thank you for visiting the Circus again!

Paulie said...

Lots of wild animals are cute but not all good to have around. . . we used to love feeding these creatures that swam in the water at Burnt Bridge Creek but would come on land to get the bread crumbs we threw there because we missed the aim of the river from the bridge. lol Anyway, now there is a sign not to feed them because they are intrusive animals and that they have removed what was there. The city claims they are not native to Vancouver. I wish I could think of what they are called. Think it starts with a M. . . . I miss seeing them.

Anyway, also wanted to say how cute your two pets are in that last photo! I don't have pets but those sure are "snugglebunnies!"

Sosunaolata said...

Lots of critters around you! I especially like the dog and cat shots. Thanks for stopping by mine at Sosuna-o-Lata

Mike said...

I can't say as I blame you for not being able to kill the rock chucks. I don't think I could either, but they do make for interesting photos.

Ashrunner said...

Had a Rock Chuck decide that living under our shed surrounded by nice and tasty Irises and other flowers would be a nice life...until his butt met with a BB from my varmit repeller. He moved out during the night.

Meggie said...

Your furry kids are just the cutest, Lilli! How destructive those marmots can be...I don't think I would like them either if they lived in PA.

Neva said...

I love your critters...how cute...Clancy...the big black lab in my picture....likes to try and suck my thumb from time to time...unusual I think.....nice photos of the sky and we call the Pak-it a junk yard here!