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Gophers and Groundhogs

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The smaller gopher and the larger groundhog are burrowing members of the numerous, successful order of rodents. Both are known for their extensive underground tunnels, which may support thousands of sociable gophers and far less of the more solitary groundhog. Typical contributors seek answers to gopher and groundhog defensive behaviors, environmental roles in opening up air passageways underground and sharing underground homes with other wildlife, geographic ranges, representations in popular culture, survival threats, and troubled interactions with people.
Do you mean "Groundhog Day?" If so, Groundhog Day, February 2nd, isa popular tradition in the United States. It is also a legend thattraverses centuries, its origins clouded in the mists of time withethnic cultures and animals awakening on specific dates.
If a groundhog does not see his shadow then there will be an early spring.
They have a groundhogs day because way back when they thought that if it was sunny groundhogs day then winter was sure to come (or he sees his shadow) They also thought that if it was cold then spring was on it's way (or he doesn't see his shadow)
If the groundhog comes out and doesn't retreat, spring begins. Ifit goes back into its burrow, spring starts two weeks later.
He will not see his shadow on Feb. 2, 2011.
If a groundhog sees its shadow, it is said to get scared and goback in its den, and six more weeks of winter will take place.
At birth, baby groundhogs are naked, blind and helpless and measureless than four inches long. A baby groundhog opens its eyes when itis about 4 weeks old, but they seldom venture outside until theyare between 6 or 7 weeks old. By midsummer, young groundhogs areabout 20 inches long and weigh about...
Its just a cultural custom someone had made it up on February 2 andit stayed a tradition.
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It was when the ground hog didn't see his shadow if concernscomment below
the groundhog did see his shadow in 2010. so therefore the answer is yes.
The name Canada most likely comes from a St. Lawrence Iroquoian word kanata, meaning "village" or "settlement". In 1535, inhabitants of the present-day Quebec City region used the word to direct explorer Jacques Cartier toward the village of Stadacona. Cartier used the word 'Canada' to refer to not...
Well, according to legend that when groundhogs come out of theirburrows, in February 2nd and if they see their shadow, they getscared and goes back into their hole meaning that their would be 6more weeks of winter. But when its cloudy and it does not see itsshadow it does not get frightened meaning...
Of course they can. you've seen the Geico commercial!
"Okay campers rise and shine! And don't forget your booties becauseit's cooold out there today!"
the news if u have new york news that also.
That IS the answer. the difference is whether you see your shadow or not. L.D.A.
Unknown, we don't even know IF he EVER saw his shadow.
they look like
Don't know if they like to, but they do hibernate.
no he did see his shadow. EARLY SPRING!
An often recountedstory holds that on 11 June 1889 , to honour the Queenconsort of Italy, Margherita of Savoy, the Neapolitan pizzamakerRaffaele Esposito created the "Pizza Margherita", a pizza garnishedwith tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil, to represent the nationalcolours of Italy as on the...
The groundhog comes out on Groundhog's Day, and if it sees it'sshadow, it goes back in and we have 3 more weeks of winter. If itdoesn't see it's shadow, winter is over.
Yes, Punxsatawney Phil saw his shadow today indicating 6 more weeks of Winter.
No. Groundhogs, also called woodchucks, are rodents.
Because it's Ground Hog Day
nobody recorded that day, ask someone else
Groundhogs enemies are bobcats, foxes, and human beings.
Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow on Groundhog's Day 2010 which means six more weeks of winter.
Oh my, on Feb 2nd 2010, Punxsutawney Phil predicted 6 more weeks ofwinter.
The University of Dallas in Irving, Texas recognizes Groundhog Dayas an official holiday.
12 times but groundhog day isn't true.
Yes Punxsutawney Phil did see his shadow. Six weeks more of winter!
Woodchucks normally burrow into the ground.
for they saw a groundhog pop out of his hole and supposedly see hisshadow, and winter seemed to continue for two weeks. It actuallydid not continue so people on "Groundhog day" went to see thesupposed winter forecaster maybe see his shadow. It is just nature
#1: They are also known as an "Eastern Marmot". #2: They are also known as a "Woodchuck". #3: They are herbivores. 1. They come out during winter to see if spring is coming soon 2. They are really chubby 3. They look like beavers
that you believe in groundhog day. there may be a unscientific namebut no one will know what it means
Many species of snake would find a groundhog very yummy. Hawks and other large predatory birds would love to chomp on one. Medium sized predatory animals such as bobcats and foxes wouldn't mind chewing on one either.
Normally just one at a time, with multiple entrances.
It means messing around
In their underground den.
A select group, called the Inner Circle, takes care of Philyear-round and also plans the annual ceremony. Members of thePunxsutawney Groundhog Club's Inner Circle are recognizable bytheir top hats and tuxedos . Each yearsomeone different holds Phil.
Groundhog day is based on a superstition about the prediction ofSpring. Groundhogs might emerge from their burrows, and if theystayed out for a while, then Spring would come early. If they wentright back inside (or "saw their shadows"), then it would beanother long winter.
The prediction was that spring will come early.
People say 7:11 pm. but, there is no way to tell 100 percent.
It is because it is a myth that they can.
i don't know go ask your teacher think. Dee da Dee
More winter weather for six more weeks.
It means bad things happen... 6 LONG WEEKS OF WINTER LEFT!!!
Bill Murray and Andie McDowell starred in Groundhog's Day.
yes you have to go to New Jearsy,Passaic
He didn't but if he did he would see it
2011 not its shadow
dogs, loins, humans,and bobcats
it did your mom
no they dont but very good hearing so WATCH OUT
Winter is just as long to a groundhog as to us, but supposedly,groundhogs can predict the season changes. According to the legend, if the groundhog on leaving its burrowdoes not see his shadow, it will leave the burrow , which it meansthat winter will soon end. If, however, it "sees his shadow" and...
Because the light coming from the sun, even through clouds will cause a shadow.
Punxsutawney Phil did indeed see his shadow in 2010, althoughgroundhogs in most other cities throughout the country did not.
Punxsutawney is the site of the "Groundhog Day" festivities.
Yes Punxsutawney Phil has a wife. His wife's name is Phyllis.
If the groundhog sees its shadow then winter will persist for 6more weeks.
No, the groundhog didn't see his shadow in 2016.
Groundhogs are scared of their shadow.
i don't think so because if he or she did see his or her shado it must be because of the camra's
Groundhog Day in 2010 was on February 2. Punxsutawney Phil saw hisshadow, which meant there were six more weeks of winter.
yeah sure why not of corse the Germans starte ground hogs day. they say if a ground hod named punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow it means 6 more weeks of winter otherwise we will see an early spring!! answer: Since Punxatawney is in Pennsylvania, I doubt that Groundhog's Day has anything to do...
6 more weeks of winter... of course.
Groundhogs and skunks are in different families. Groundhogs are inthe Marmota genus, the Sciuridae family, and the Rodentia order.Skunks are in the family Mephitidae, the superfamily Musteloidea,the suborder Caniformia, and the order Carnivora. Althoughgroundhogs and skunks are both mammals, they...
No, they did not. Neither did the North Carolina's officialgroundhog, Sir Walter Wally, see his shadow on Groundhog Day 2016.
The History Channel website has a "This Day is History" featurethat allows you to see several important events that occurred onany given day. According to History, February 2, 1887 was the firstGroundhog day. It builds on a Christian tradition long before thatof clergy members distributing candles...
According to legend, if Phil sees his shadow on Feb. 2, the scaredgroundhog returns to his burrow and the USA is in store for sixmore weeks of winter. But, if he doesn't see his shadow, thecountry can expect warmer temperatures and an early spring.
I think it comes from a native American word, but I'm not entirelysure.
a very very very very long time. no one can actually predict howlong except punxsutawny phil himself.
Yes they do! We have one living in our back yard in eastern Brookhaven! It eats grass and clover. We feed it lettuce and spinach too.
Groundhog Day is an observance but it is not a public holiday in the United States. However, areas around parks andsome streets may be busy or congested in towns, such asPunxsutawney, where Groundhog Day events are popular.