Groundhogs (Marmota monax) gorge themselves in summer so that they can build up enough reserves of fat to live off of as they sleep from first frost until spring.

Staten Island Groundhogs

  Groundhog posing near Oakwood Beach, Staten Island, April 21, 2018

Groundhog posing near Oakwood Beach, Staten Island, April 21, 2018

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The groundhog in these photos and video was seen at Wolfe's Pond Park on Staten Island on September 21, 2017.

  Groundhog, or woodchuck, Wolfe's Pond, September 21, 2017

Groundhog, or woodchuck, Wolfe's Pond, September 21, 2017

I edited a Groundhog Minute to celebrate Groundhog Day!

  September 21, 2017

September 21, 2017

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