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Groundhog Day

September 4th, 2003

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

I’m not sure, but we came across one of these creatures yesterday on our walk. I didn’t even know they lived in Illinois because I had never seen one before. I had a feeling it was a woodchuck (aka groundhog) when I saw it, but wasn’t positive.

Anyway … we slowly approached the woodchuck who was going about his business of chewing on the grass and not until we were within fifty feet of it did he even notice us. He froze and lifted his head so we ceased speaking. I got the feeling that woodchucks, or at least this one in particular, have very poor eyesight. After we stood motionless and quiet for awhile, the woodchuck went back to his business until we moved in a bit closer and he ran off.

After we had been walking for a bit, Joe suddenly yelled, “He’s coming straight for us!” and started to run, so silly me joined him until I realized he was yanking my chain. Like a woodchuck was going to maul me. Joe is such a punk!

It’s too bad I don’t have a small camera to carry around with me at all times because I’d have a picture of the woodchuck to share with you. Christmas is only a few months away, though, and someone owes me after making me think a woodchuck wanted to kill me. *Hint* *Hint*

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  1. bcj.
    September 5th, 2003 at 09:51 | #1

    Dear Joe:

    Fucking brilliant.

    Love, bcj.

  2. craig
    September 6th, 2003 at 11:53 | #2

    We have woodchucks around where I live that stand by the side of the road to catch the breeze from the cars going by.

    I swear I’m not making this up.

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