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     How much wood could a woodchuck 'chuck' if a woodchuck could chuck wood?  Actually none, woodchucks don't eat wood, maybe try a beaver

     The woodchuck, or 'groundhog' is one of the most frequently seen animals, many times raised up on the side of busy roads.  

     This rodent eats grasses, berries and other plant material with a fondness for clover.  They hibernate deep within their extensive tunnel system, and can weigh from 5 to 10 pounds.  Stories have it that they will actually cause a small dog entering down into the tunnels to become 'buried; or trapped in by doubling back on them through an alternate route and closing up the original route.

    The author also had one of these critters as a pet which was raised from approximately 2 weeks old, (named Eclipse!)  and kept till it was a couple years old.  It was inquisitive, but nothing like the authors former pet raccoon when it came to getting 'into' things, although it would occasionally try and 'chew' its way through a door!

     The author recalls working late into the morning on a computer network in a building the size of a very large grocery store, of which the groundhog would follow wherever one went.  But upon completing work on the last computer (just as it was becoming dawn and the early arriving employees would soon be arriving) noticed that the groundhog had wandered off SOMEWHERE in the building, I PANICKED and I envisioned how one of the female employees might feel something brush against their leg and looking down and seeing what she might mistake as a GIANT RAT trying to crawl up on her lap, at which point she would probably pass out, hit her head on a file cabinet, the next thing I would realize is me being arrested for involuntary manslaughter or similar charge...but finally found 'Eclipse' snuggled up in a corner under a desk enjoying a peaceful nap.  But all ended up well as the groundhog followed the network engineer down to the basement where they peacefully co-existed!

     NOTE: Wild groundhogs are just that, wild animals, and could surely render a vicious bite it cornered.  Enjoy them from a distance.

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