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Tasha and Woodchuck Battle - UPDATE May 4, 2022

Tasha takes a frozen dip in the pondTasha takes a frozen dip

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

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