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Stay Tuned For What Phil Finds Out On Sunday

by Jeff Berti
Grundy County Conservation Agent
The groundhog is one of the best known wild mammals in Missouri, especially on Feb. 2. However, few people realize this rodent is a member of the squirrel family. Its common name, woodchuck, is an altered form of an Indian name for this species. The origin of its other name, groundhog, is obvious from the animal’s short appearance, waddling gait and habit of

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