- n. Plural form of woodchuck.
“Also known as woodchucks, groundhogs are rodents of the marmot genus.”
“But University of Illinois research shows that groundhogs, also known as woodchucks and marmots, are pretty good at keeping their snouts under cover.”
“In hibernation, groundhogs, also known as woodchucks, lower their metabolism, temperature and heart rate, said Zervanos, emeritus professor of biology at Penn State Berks.”
“The district contends that the pudgy rodents, also known as woodchucks - or whistle-pigs in the South - need uninterrupted hibernation from early November through February and into March.”
“How they had traveled through the Louisiana swamps, with the mosquitoes as big as "woodchucks" almost, ( "gallinippers" they were styled), swarming around them, the mules struggling bravely with the heavily laden ambulance over the corduroy roads, my father on the alert day and night, fearing the approach of the enemy.”
“Rodents such as woodchucks may rummage for food, get bored and gnaw at wires and fuel lines.”
“con artists known to police as "woodchucks," who appear at the door of elderly homeowners, sometimes those suffering from dementia, and convince them that a tree or branch on their property poses a dire risk.”
“It would chuck wood, but try to encourage other woodchucks into investing in gold instead.”
“The .308 has frequently been used for anything from woodchucks to moose.”
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