Groundhog takes refuge in tree

April 1, 2009 10:35:04 AM PDT
A local dog does more than play fetch and chase cats.According to ABC11 viewer Jim Dunn of Hillsborough, his yellow Labrador retriever Sally chased a groundhog up a tree. Dunn e-mailed us his iWitness photo Wednesday.

Dunn says he didn't know the animal, which he described as a Marmot, could climb trees. Imagine our confusion when we saw the photo that appeared to be an image of a groundhog.

Well, we're both right.

The reason why the groundhog climbed the tree is because it is a member of the Marmot species, which is also a member of the squirrel family.

To learn more about the rodent, click here.