Groundhog Marmot Mom 13"
You might think our Hansa Marmot Groundhog stuffed animal will appear on February 2nd to tell us if spring is around the corner...but our groundhog would rather be with you everyday! In a standing position, this momma has an inquisitive look to her. With a white chest, a sweet little nose covered with whiskers and gentle paws waiting for a hug, she will be very difficult to put down.
According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, then the spring season will arrive early, some time before the vernal equinox; if it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its den, and winter weather will persist for six more weeks The groundhog can be found in Europe, North America, and Asia. It is characterized by a blunt snout, short ears, a short bushy tail, and short legs. Groundhogs live in burrows and hibernate during the winter. They feed on vegetation and are sometimes destructive to cultivated crops. The cry of the marmot sounds like a shrill whistle.