Tasha did something no human would do—immerse herself in 32°F water and love it as "Taught" caught in this 55-second video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhV6-xpQLRA
The woodchuck faced a challenge on Monday. An unwelcome opponent came near his or her burrow and would not immediately back off as "Taught" caught in this 2:57-minute video that shows the two in a vigorous scramble before the intruder ran off. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uv0veqLRw7M
But there’s more. Sharon the Keeper caught their sounds as they faced off in this different scene 1:47 minutes long https://www.facebook.com/NorthAmericanBearCenter/videos/403135248329502 Be sure and turn on the sound. I have to admit that as long as we’ve had woodchucks right outside the windows at the WRI, I have never heard these sounds or seen this kind of interaction.
Thank you for all you do,
Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Wildlife Research Institute
145 West Conan Street
Ely, Minnesota 55731 USA