Earlier it occurred to me that I never followed up with the groundhog story’s happy ending.
Lively did return to the wild after about two weeks of rehab. Hopefully, this gave her plenty of time to finish fattening up and get her burrow ready for hibernation. We’ve had our first snow of the season so I hope she’s all snug underground by now.
These are the pictures Scott took on the day of her release. At the actual moment of her release, actually. . .well, you’ll see what I mean.