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Gophers and Groundhogs

Parent Category: Rodents
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, is  a popular tradition in the United States. It is also a legend that  traverses centuries, its origins clouded in the mists of time with  ethnic cultures and animals awakening on specific dates.
Hi,   Phil, although he hates it, receives a rabies and a heartworm  vaccination. He also gets an occasional blood test.
If a groundhog does not see his shadow then there will be an early spring.
If the groundhog comes out and doesn't retreat, spring begins. If  it goes back into its burrow, spring starts two weeks later.
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 measure  less than four inches long. A baby groundhog opens its eyes when it  is about 4 weeks old, but they seldom venture outside until they  are between 6 or 7 weeks old. By midsummer, young groundhogs are  about 20 inches long and...
Its just a cultural custom someone had made it up on February 2 and  it stayed a tradition.
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It was when the ground hog didn't see his shadow if concerns  comment 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...
Well, according to legend that when groundhogs come out of their  burrows, in February 2nd and if they see their shadow, they get  scared and goes back into their hole meaning that their would be 6  more weeks of winter. But when its cloudy and it does not see its  shadow it does not get...
Of course they can. you've seen the Geico commercial!
"Okay campers rise and shine! And don't forget your booties because  it'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
no he did see his shadow. EARLY SPRING!
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The groundhog comes out on Groundhog's Day, and if it sees it's  shadow, it goes back in and we have 3 more weeks of winter. If it  doesn't see it's shadow, winter is over.
Yes, Punxsatawney Phil saw his shadow today indicating 6 more weeks of Winter.
Because it's Ground Hog Day
nobody recorded that day, ask someone else
Groundhogs enemies are bobcats, foxes, and human beings.
Oh my, on Feb 2nd 2010, Punxsutawney Phil predicted 6 more weeks ofwinter.
The University of Dallas in Irving, Texas recognizes Groundhog Day  as an official holiday.
12 times but groundhog day isn't true.
for they saw a groundhog pop out of his hole and supposedly see his  shadow, and winter seemed to continue for two weeks. It actually  did not continue so people on "Groundhog day" went to see the  supposed 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 name  but 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.
According to the tradition, if the groundhog, Phil, sees his shadowand returns to his hole, he has predicted six more weeks ofwinter-like weather. If Phil does not see his shadow, he haspredicted an "early spring".
It means messing around
In their underground den.
A select group, called the Inner Circle, takes care of Phil  year-round and also plans the annual ceremony. Members of the  Punxsutawney Groundhog Club's Inner Circle are recognizable by  their top hats and tuxedos. Each year  someone different holds Phil.
Groundhog day is based on a superstition about the prediction of  Spring. Groundhogs might emerge from their burrows, and if they  stayed out for a while, then Spring would come early. If they went  right back inside (or "saw their shadows"), then it would be  another long winter.
The prediction was that spring will come early.
People say 7:11 pm. but, there is no way to tell 100 percent.
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.
Punxsutawney Phil is said to be over 100 years old.
yes you have to go to New Jearsy,Passaic
2011 not its shadow
dogs, loins, humans,and bobcats
it did your mom
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 burrow  does not see his shadow, it will leave the burrow , which it means  that winter will soon end. If, however, it "sees...
Because the light coming from the sun, even through clouds will cause a shadow.
Punxsutawney Phil did indeed see his shadow in 2010, although  groundhogs 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 6  more 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
6 more weeks of winter... of course.
Groundhogs and skunks are in different families. Groundhogs are in  the 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. Although  groundhogs and skunks are both...
No, they did not. Neither did the North Carolina's official  groundhog, Sir Walter Wally, see his shadow on Groundhog Day 2016.
The History Channel website has a "This Day is History" feature  that allows you to see several important events that occurred on  any given day. According to History, February 2, 1887 was the first  Groundhog day. It builds on a Christian tradition long before that  of clergy members...
According to legend, if Phil sees his shadow on Feb. 2, the scared  groundhog returns to his burrow and the USA is in store for six  more weeks of winter. But, if he doesn't see his shadow, the  country can expect warmer temperatures and an early spring.
I think it comes from a native American word, but I'm not entirely  sure.
a very very very very long time. no one can actually predict how  long except punxsutawny phil himself. <3 :) 
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.
because it lives in the ground
They predict if spring will come early
More wood than a woodchuck, and more than Chuck Norris.