• by Steve Sorensen | The Everyday Hunter®

Groundhogs and Groundhog Dogs

Ever since I was a kid, I've liked hounds, and I'm especially fond of miniature dachshunds—groundhog dogs. I was born on that celebrated Pennsylvania holiday called Groundhog Day. That may explain why I have an affinity for groundhogs, but it doesn't explain how that happened.

I find marmota monax (the scientific name), groundhogs, woodchucks, whistlepigs—whatever you want to call them—fascinating. They sleep all winter, climb trees, and lead my groundhog dog astray. This week, I hope you'll find them fascinating, too. (By the way, the photo with this column comes from my niece, another groundhog dog lover.)

CLICK HERE to read "Groundhogs and Groundhog Dogs" in the Jamestown Gazette.

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