Ground Squirrel

5681  Hi, I took these pictures today, May 22nd in Beaver Bank, Nova Scotia. Can you tell us what it is? Thanks, Myles 

This looks like a ground squirrel but I can’t be sure which species.   Larry Cross. Webmanager
This does belong to the same family as ground squirrels, but it is a woodchuck (Marmota monax), also known as a groundhog or whistlepig. These can be serious garden pests. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.