Several years ago, I witnessed the untimely demise of a lovely woodchuck in Northwestern MN. Naturally, I pulled over to 1) make sure she was dead 2) scoop her up. To read the story in its entirety, see http://annelippin.com/blog/2014/09/01/labor-day-weekend/.
I delivered the (frozen) specimen to my taxidermist, Royce, of Willow Taxidermy (https://www.willowtaxidermy.com). And then I got mixed up in a remodeling project and the resurrection of a thrift store. Long story short, a couple years passed. I finally emailed Royce. ”Hey, you still have that woodchuck in the freezer?”
Yes, he did. I’m delighted to report that Charlotte will join our family just as soon as I can get up to Rock Creek.