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Groundhog (Marmota manox)

A common, larger rodent, hibernates and can be seen only after the last snow has gone and spring arrived. Groundhogs are used to civilization and build their burrows near houses.

How To Identify

Around Montreal, there are no similar species like Hoary Marmot, Yellow-bellied Marmot or Vancouver Island Marmot, so that identification of this species is simple.

Where and When to Spot

I saw Groundhogs in almost every park around Montreal. Morning and late afternoon, look out for patches of meadows where they like to feed. Although, living close to houses, they will run into the burrow when you get close.

Photography

Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.

  • Tadoussac

    Thursday, May 24, 2018

    NIKON D500
    300.0 mm f/4.0

    Focal Length 420mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1250s
    Aperture f8.0
    ISO 560

  • Park Mont Royal

    Sunday, August 23, 2015

    NIKON D7100
    70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6

    Focal Length 300mm
    Shutter Speed 1/500s
    Aperture f5.6
    ISO 280

  • Park Mont Royal

    Sunday, May 3, 2015

    NIKON D7100
    70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6

    Focal Length 300mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1250s
    Aperture f5.6
    ISO 400

  • Dorval

    Friday, July 11, 2014

    Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
    4.3-215.0 mm

    Focal Length 215mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1000s
    Aperture f6.5
    ISO 250