Got Some Friendly Groundhogs In Edmonton, Eh?

This Furry, Friendly Chubbular is “Raisins.” Or, maybe Gordon. So, it seems a CBC reporter was out jogging, and came across a woman on a bike ride who was feeding the groundhog raisins, nuts and Smarties candy that she was carrying in a plastic bag. She named him (or her?) Raisins.

Others say this might be a local groundhog legend named Gordon. More deets here, OK then?

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  1. Buzz Killington says:

    1. Smarties in Canada are chocolate – like m&ms, not the weird chalky sugar pills called smarties in the us of a.
    2. groundhogs carry not especially cute bubonic plague.

  2. Copperbat says:

    Still trying to figure out what’s so surprising aboot wildlife approaching humans (especially considering the humans have been feeding them). Anyway cute groundhog.

  3. Shaz aka Sharon says:

    Um…this is bizarre. It’s a freaking groundhog! They’re common! Mind you, you usually can’t pet them. And yeah, Smarties are similar to M&Ms, but tastier. I love that his name is Gordon.

    (Still trying to figure out why Copperbat thinks Canadians say aboot.)

  4. Saffron says:

    You have to be careful when feeding candies, especially since if you use Reese’s Pieces, then you will attract ETs to your yard.
    I’m just saying.😀

  5. My family rescued a groundhog/woodchuck when I was five. I named her Patty after Peppermint Patty from The Peanuts comic strip. Her favorite snacks were Dandelion greens and Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes. They are very intelligent animals.


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