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reddish brown North American marmot

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No, there are no sporting goods for hunting groundhogs.
According to the curious folklore, if the groundhog sees his shadow and returns to his hole, he has predicted six more weeks of winter weather.
wait eagerly for the groundhog to come out of its burrow to predict the weather.
I'd rather have a skunk than a groundhog," said Pat Patterson of the Lane County Extension Service, when we called to inquire about groundhogs.
1 /PRNewswire/ -- In the spirit of Groundhog Day, Governor Ed Rendell today established the first-ever official Harrisburg Chapter of the Punxsutawney Phil Club to honor Pennsylvania's own Weather Prophet Extraordinaire.
Started in 1997 as a way to help young people discover job skills and interests, Groundhog Job Shadowing day last year included more than 75,000 businesses and 1 million students nationwide.
When bowhunting for groundhogs, I like to use suspended belief.
If Punxsutawney Phil lived in Colorado instead of Pennsylvania, the groundhog weather predictor might need to forecast an early spring every year.
A New Hampshire man says he was working in his garage when a groundhog he had seen in his backyard charged at him.
New York (AirGuideBusiness - Business & Industry News) Mon, Feb 3, 2014 The groundhogs have spoken and now Wyndham Rewards[umlaut], the only hotel loyalty program to offer members guaranteed rewards after just one qualified stay, is making a forecast of its own: six weeks of bonus points.
Punxsutawney Phil, the King of the Groundhogs, Seer of Seers, Prognosticator of Prognosticators, Weather Prophet without Peer, was awakened from his borrow at 7:28 a.
Not surprisingly, given the colder climates, children in the Northeast (58%) and Central regions (56%) are more inclined to be familiar with groundhogs than children from other regions.
He's just kind of complacent and ready to go about the things groundhogs do,'' said Bud Dunkel, president of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club.
Punxsutawney Phil, leader of the National Groundhog League's Groundhog Day cult, may have convinced most of his fellow groundhogs to conspire to put one over on the American people by claiming to predict an unusually early spring for 2013.
Long before man invented the barometer, groundhogs were predicting the weather," Inner Circle President Bud Dunkel said.