In honor of an established and loved American tradition that occurs on February 2 each year (GroundHog Day) the Word of the Week this week is Groundhog.
(Marmota monax – a rodent of the family Sciuridae) also known as wood chuck, whistle pig, or land beaver. They are widely found throughout the United States ranging from Alaska to Alabama and are mainly a lowland animal who likes to burrow. They are herbivores (eating grasses and vegetation, small insect and bugs, no meat )and have a heavy body, short legs and grow 17 – 26 inches long and weigh 4 – 9 lbs. They hibernate in the winter.