Groundhog Family (Marmota monax) - photo by W. Perry Conway; Groundhogs are also called woodchucks. They are a type of rodent known as a marmot, and marmots are closely related to squirrels. They are found over all of North America. They are "true hibernators" – going into a dormant state where their body temperature and heart rate fall dramatically from late fall until late winter or early spring.

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You'll be singing the blues if a groundhog (AKA woodchuck) gets into your garden. Here's what to do if you encounter such a problem:

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FREE Groundhog Day Study Unit Resources and Ideas, PLUS Groundhog Day children's picture book recommendations

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Learn all you wanted to know about groundhogs with pictures, videos, photos, facts, and news from National Geographic.

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Groundhog Day -- A weatherman (Bill Murray) is trapped in a personal time warp on the worst day of his life. Co-stars Andie MacDowell.♥♥♥

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