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Friday, August 30, 2013

Friday's Foto

Whether you call them woodchucks, whistle-pigs, or land-beavers, the Groundhog is our largest member of the ground squirrel family. In Brooklyn, Green-Wood Cemetery is the last bastion of this shy, mostly vegetarian, animal. Rarely seen during the day, they mostly forage at dawn and dusk. There robust size usually excludes them from the resident Red-tailed Hawks' menu. Here are 7 things you didn't know about groundhogs from Scientific American.

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