An animal Native to Southern Labrador is the groundhog (marmot or woodchuck), where they can be seen roaming the dry woods, pastures and fields. This groundhog resting atop a hill in the field along the coastline of the Strait of Belle Isle in L'Anse Amour, has stopped for a short period of time.
A groundhog has very short, powerful legs and a bulky looking body which grows to be between 18 and 26 inches long. Its bushy tail is approximately 1/4 the length of its body with the rest of him being covered in a thick reddish brown and yellow colored fur with a white frosted topping at the ends of coat. With slightly flattened black feet, a groundhog is an exceptional digger which comes in extremely handy when building a den.
Woodchuck, (aka groundhog or marmot) Marmota monax, at the Point Amour Lighthouse, a Provincial Historic Site in L'Anse-Amour, along the Labrador Coastal Drive, Highway 510, Strait of Belle Isle, Viking Trail, Trails to the Vikings, Southern Labrador, Labrador, Canada.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/5.6, exposure time of 1/250 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 200mm.
Back to top of photo page.