Whistlepig!

@JolietJake (51144)
United States
June 6, 2017 7:16am CST
I thought the groundhog was cool yesterday, but then later in the evening I got an even bigger surprise...a whistlepig in the yard! I didn't even know we had whistlepigs around here! But I looked it up on Google, and yep...it's a whistlepig! I bet if it got together with the hummingbirds they could make some cool music!
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• United States
6 Jun 17
What the heck is a whistlepig? He looks like the groundhog only running away lol I had never heard of it JJ. Oh my the creatures abound there!
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
6 Jun 17
They are the same thing, but evidently some people call them whistlepigs...but I've never heard anyone call them that...but it's on the Interwebs so it MUST be true!
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• United States
6 Jun 17
@JolietJake I guess so..ah well whistle and see if he comes to you lol
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
6 Jun 17
@TiarasOceanView I had to change the photo, I used one from the afternoon instead of the evening...
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@owlwings (39222)
• Cambridge, England
6 Jun 17
How much whistle could a whistlepig whistle if a whistlepig could pig whistle?
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@Happy2BeMe (74744)
• Canada
6 Jun 17
Cool I never heard them called a whistlepig before! The next time I am talking about the groundhog in our yard I will refer to him as a whistlepig. I bet everybody will look at me like I'm crazy!! then again they do give me that look every now and then anyway.
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
6 Jun 17
I'm sure if I start telling people here I had a whistlepig in my yard no one will have any idea what I mean
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@Happy2BeMe (74744)
• Canada
6 Jun 17
@JolietJake I like the name whistlepig better!!
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@LadyDuck (157183)
• Switzerland
6 Jun 17
I never heard of a whistlepig. What there is in the lawn top left of the whistlepig? Is this a squirrel?
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
6 Jun 17
It's a leaf
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@LadyDuck (157183)
• Switzerland
6 Jun 17
@JolietJake Curious shape, it looked like two small paws up.
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@owlwings (39222)
• Cambridge, England
6 Jun 17
@LadyDuck You and I might know it as a marmot. I believe that a relative lives in the Alps.
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@Juliaacv (30288)
• Canada
6 Jun 17
You should charge admittance to the yard, you've got a (non) petting zoo happening there don't ya?
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
6 Jun 17
Even Scar is non-petting sometimes
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@Juliaacv (30288)
• Canada
6 Jun 17
@JolietJake I think that has a lot to do with the mood of his zoo-keeper!
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@owlwings (39222)
• Cambridge, England
6 Jun 17
I thought that a whistlepig was the same as a groundhog. According to Wikipedia (yeah, OK!) they are jest diff'rent names fer the same thing. In Europe their relatives are called marmots and they are, apparently, just big squirrels which got too fat and so had to learn to live in holes. I guess that, if it grunted it was a groundhog and if it whistled it was a whistlepig. Pigs are pigs (or hogs or boars or sows) and they are pink and are known to be particularly bad at avation. Mind you, I've heard of hedgehogs and boar and sow badgers and even pig-iron so groundhogs and whistlepigs are sort of par for the course.
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
6 Jun 17
Wow! You ain't gonna believe it, but just now I saw a danged woodchuck down where I saw the groundhog and whistlepig yesterday! But seriously...I saw him once last year walking the treeline, and this is three times in two days I have seen him eating clover and basking in the sun...
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@BarBaraPrz (19829)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
6 Jun 17
Well, Marlin, what's coming up on tomorrow's show?
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
6 Jun 17
We're trying to negotiate with a black bear, but I don't think he'll make it
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@Lolaze (3165)
• United States
6 Jun 17
Dang it, you're weird. Its a ground hog. I know its a ground hog, Scar knows its a ground hog....but you insist on calling it a whistle pig. I see no corkscrew tail or hooves. It expresses no desire to bath in mud. The silly thing doesn't whistle even the simplest of tunes either. I think you've gotten quite confused JJ. Have you been getting in Scar's catnip again?
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@KrauseHome (35034)
• United States
6 Jun 17
Interesting. I have never heard of them. Just about Gophers and Groundhogs. This a New name for them?
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@sallypup (27086)
• Moses Lake, Washington
6 Jun 17
That's a new one on me. Quite the charmer.
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@TheSojourner (17454)
• United States
6 Jun 17
I don't have my glasses on, and my first thought was it looked a little bit like a beaver
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@JESSY3236 (6505)
• United States
6 Jun 17
It shouldn't be out because it's past Groundhog Day. Or maybe he misplaced the memo.
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@m_audrey6788 (13622)
• Germany
6 Jun 17
Oh nice..I never heard of a whistlepig before..only rabbits and squirrels here
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@JohnRoberts (56843)
• Los Angeles, California
6 Jun 17
What is a whistlepig?
@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
6 Jun 17
It's another name for a groundhog/wood chuck although I had never heard it used before
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