Friday, August 31, 2012

Friday's Foto

I spotted this Groundhog taking a nap in Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery. I suspect that he was roused from sleep in his den by a team of landscape workers nearby. The shade from a stand of large oaks and the cool paving stones must have felt good in the 90+ degree mid-afternoon weather. This large squirrel is native to North America and Green-Wood Cemetery is one of only a few places where remnant populations can still be found within New York City.

1 comment:

Peter said...

A couple of woodchucks have also taken up residence at Fort Tryon in northern Manhattan. Some photos from this past July:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/scullybirds/7641432238/in/photostream

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