Groundhog

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This groundhog was found on the side of the road nearby Chapel Hill. It was out looking around, possibly for food.

Taxonomy

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Rodentia

Family: Sciuridae

Fun Fact!

According to the Cornell Chronicle, these animals go into a deep hibernation during the winter and are woken up by annual changes in the amount of daylight. (http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/1996/02/groundhog-day-facts-and-factoids)

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