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It’s the most famous groundhog in the world. He lives in anticipation of the spring thaw, emerging from his winter den to announce the beginning of spring. A resident of the Atlanta metro area, he’s brought joy to small children for generations.Morris, Mike (2 February 2000). "Hog's call: Spring's just around the corner". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Atlanta, Georgia.
If you are a gardener, whether you grow vegetables or flowers, you may be familiar with Georgia’s woodchucks. Unlike a rabbit, who will nibble at your plants, a woodchuck will totally destroy them. Some customers have commented that it looked like “a lawnmower went through the garden or flower bed“. The Groundhog also called a Woodchuck or Whistlepig, is a member of the rodent family Sciuridae, They belong to the group of large ground squirrels known as marmots. Most marmots live in rocky and mountainous areas, but the Woodchuck is a creature of the lowlands. It is widely distributed in North America, from Alaska to Atlanta, Georgia. A Twitter account dedicated to the rodent said on Monday that Lee will not be hosting his annual celebration on Tuesday, instead electing for a private event. Lee lives in Jackson, Georgia, at Dauset Trails.
JACKSON, GA. (WCTV) -Georgia’s very own groundhog weather prognosticator emerged from his miniature sized mansion Tuesday morning to let the people of the South know if they will have an early Spring or six more weeks of Winter. The Groundhog/Woodchuck aka “whistle pig” is one of the larger rodents that live in Georgia. While one may find them throughout Georgia, they are more prevalent in northern parts of the state. Groundhogs physically are often described as creatures with stocky balls of fur with short legs and a short tail. They have a rounded head, with not much of a mussel, and stubby ears. Groundhogs are a light tan in color with blackish fur mixed throughout."General Lee predicts 6 more weeks of winter for Georgia". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Atlanta, Georgia. 2 February 2019. Retrieved 2 FebruElder, Lane (2 February 2021). "Groundhog Day is steeped in tradition but isn't the most accurate, according to weather almanacs". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Atlanta, Georgia. Retrieved 2 February 2021. (Source:ary 2021. Morris, Mike (3 February 2015). "Groundhog predicts early spring for Ga.: Pa. counterpart calls for six more weeks of winter". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Atlanta, Georgia. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)