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Woodchuck (Groundhog)

This marmot is called "groundhog" for its squat form, waddling gait and ground-dwelling habit. The word "woodchuck" evolved from an Algonquian word that sounded rather similar.

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Woodchuck (Groundhog)

Woodchucks are one of the few large mammals abroad in daylight, and many people get enjoyment from seeing them.

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Woodchuck (Groundhog)

Marmota monax
One of the best-known wild mammals in Missouri, the woodchuck (or groundhog) is a rodent in the squirrel family. The name “woodchuck” is possibly derived from an Indian name for this species.

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