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Beaver in Libby Hill park?

I was in Libby Hill Park tonight and saw this guy run in to a gutter near the bottom of the park on the cobble stone in to what looked like a drainage hole that needs maintenance. I got pretty close to him before he freaked out and disappeared all the way in to the hole.

Strange site for Church Hill.

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History Replays Today 07/04/2012 at 9:02 AM

Ground hog, not beaver. There I a whole family that has lived there for a while.

100 word minimum 07/04/2012 at 9:47 AM

It’s a woodchuck! I’ve seen them in Libby Hill Park and at the base of the hill near the 26th Street steps.

Elaine Odell 07/04/2012 at 9:58 AM

yup, that’s definitely a ground hog. we/ve seen em from time to time in Chimborazo park in the “wildlife” area. very shy; also known as “whistle pigs” due to the whistling sound they make to warn other groundhogs when danger is approaching (e.g. human, dog, etc.)

Pierce 07/04/2012 at 10:19 AM

Hmm? I thought we were talking about another type of beaver…

Michael Taliaferro 07/04/2012 at 2:09 PM

That Kangaroo stole my ball!

gordo the barbarian 07/04/2012 at 4:46 PM

Its a honey badger

Jfos 07/04/2012 at 8:15 PM

That beaver has been in the park the last 6 years. We’ve seen it walking our dogs. It’s always budy scurrying around.

clay st resident 07/04/2012 at 9:38 PM

Wow, that’s pretty amazing Jfos. Do you think I could get it to walk my cats too?

(Sorry, I couldn’t resist).

Mr. Superior 07/05/2012 at 11:27 AM

I’m surprised no one has claimed its a historic contributing animal to the district.

Brett 07/06/2012 at 11:24 AM

Aren’t the parks just looking lovely this time of year with traffic cones and weeds and broken sidewalks? Just wonderful.


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