You might think our Hansa Mini Groundhog Marmot stuffed animal will appear on February 2nd to tell us if spring is around the corner...but our mini groundhog would rather be with you everyday! The smallest of all our Groundhogs, standing 6 inches tall, this little guy completes our groundhog collection. Small enough to fit in your hand and display in a special place, he makes the perfect gift.
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.