Every Groundhog has its Day

The groundhog is the largest sciurid in North America ranging from 16 to 30 inches long (an average 6 in tail) and 4 to 9 lbs or more when well-nurished. They are covered by two coats: an undercoat of dense grey color, and spiky guard hairs on the outside. Groundhogs are known for hibernating and are natural burrowers and somewhat aggressive by default, but one of their common aliases gives us the playful tongue twister: "How much wood would a woodchuck chuck..."

February 2nd is known as Groundhog Day and is centered around the traditional ritual of whether the selected groundhog (who is given a particular name) sees its shadow or not. If it does, then wintery weather is said to persist for six more weeks. Of course, different chucks have had different track records when it comes to meteorological accuracy, so take the little guy's prediction with a grain of salt. Afterall, you can always use the rest on the driveway.