In honor of Groundhog Day today, here's a video we made in 2008, before the blog was really up and running.
The one-minute video features a woodchuck looking out of its den on a path in DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst, when Junior butts in. (Best played with audio on.)
For more information on this abundant Meadowlands mammal, click here.
Note: We realize that it is a bad idea to take hang out in front of birds' nests or mammals' dens in an effort to get a family portrait. The animals feel threatened and cannot escape.
For this video, we used a trick we learned minutes earlier from a professional cameraman: You put the video-cam on a tripod not too far from entrance, hit "record," and walk away. Later on, you come back, retrieve the camera and see what you caught on video. :- )