I've seen some of those odd friendships on television too. Groundhogs have a reputation, (deserved or not, I don't know) for being a little crotchety and I'm not sure how their friendship played out but they were sure having a good time. John
You are lucky to have seen that. I have seen tv shows about different types of animals friending eachother and it is alway amazing, but you SAW it in REAL life! Wow.
David and the CoolCyberCats
In all the years I've lived in Missouri, I've only seen 2. One was driving through a residential section and it was walking through someone's yard. The other actually lived next door to me! There's a house just east of me that's been empty the whole 8 years I've been here and next to it is a big brush pile. His den seemed to be under all that brush. I rarely saw it but when I did, it was extraordinary. He would actually be playing with a family of rabbits! They would tumble around together and jump over each other, like something out of an old Disney movie. It was a truly amazing thing to watch. Sadly, he disappeared over the winter and I never saw him again. By now, the rabbits have also disappeared and been replaced by a lot of semi-feral cats. John
Groundhogs! I have not seen one since New Jersey!
I guess I've been in Missouri about 2 thirds of my life now. The environment seems very much the same but there is wildlife here that I never saw in Illinois. Turkey buzzards, turkeys, otters, groundhogs, foxes and now of course, armadillos. There were deer in Illinois too but far more down here. I'm liable to see more deer at once here than I saw in 20 years in Illinois. John
I used to find the insects here very odd, coming from Chicago and New Jersey. But after being here 16 years, which really is a while, I am getting used to the flora and fauna out here and am now starting to find it odd in New Jersey! Funny. My time out here is greater than Chicago and approaching my span in total in NJ now too.