Here are some facts about the Groundhog..
- Groundhog is one word, not two.
- Groundhogs live in Canada as well as the Eastern and Midwestern U.S..
- They also go by the name ‘Woodchuck’.
- They are a member of the Squirrel family.
- Whiarton Willie has not always been Willie (in 1956 they started with Grundoon followed by Muldoon, Dandune and then Willie.).
- An average Groundhog is two feet long and about ten pounds (that’s three boxes of Hamburger Helper).
Whether a Groundhog sees his shadow or not, the first day of Spring is March 20 – in 6 ½ weeks.