The groundhog or woodchuck is also known as the “whistle pig”.
I know that now, spending a few days waking up to their chatter while on a visit to family.
Surrounded by woods, streams and lakes, a colony of groundhogs, bigger than the family cats, have provided a new and welcome soundtrack.
After years of waking up to the street sounds of New York City (mostly traffic, delivery and trash trucks), my daughter has come to a peaceful place with a variety of wild animals.
Groundhogs have the ability to mimic other creatures; birds, dogs, etc.
But mostly, they communicate with each other. All day long.