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groundhog:

see woodchuckwoodchuck
or groundhog,
common name of a North American species of marmot, Marmota monax. This large rodent is found in open woods and ravines throughout most of Canada and the NE United States. Its heavyset body is about 2 ft (60 cm) long, excluding the 6 in.
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groundhog

[′grau̇nd‚häg]
(mining engineering)
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Influence of Marmota monax on vegetation in hayfields.
Population density and home range characteristics of woodchucks, Marmota monax, at expressway interchanges.
Skeletal specimens, used in this study are part of the mammal collections in the Zooarchaeology Laboratory at Indiana University Bloomington, with the exception of one Marmota monax skull from the Division of Mammals in the University of Kansas Natural History Museum.
5 mm paired width, and match Marmota monax (woodchuck) incisors (Table 1).
Sciurus niger and Marmota monax, both of which may have produced tooth marks on the Indiana rocks, are known to lick salt (NaCl) from roadsides during springtime in southern Indiana (Weeks & Kirkpatrick 1978; Mumford & Whitaker 1982).
However, studies on Sciurus niger and Marmota monax in southern Indiana (Weeks & Kirkpatrick 1978) show that these species seek sodium much more frequently than they seek calcium and magnesium.