Saturday, February 2, 2013

Some Woodchuck Facts On Groundhog Day

Punxsutawney Phil predicted spring is coming early (he must mean in a few days, and not right this minute), and Scientific American ran 8 facts about groundhogs.  This I didn't know:
4. Family values. In general, groundhog social groups consist of one adult male and two adult females, each with an offspring from the previous breeding season (usually female), and the current litter of infants. Interactions within a female’s group are generally friendly. But interactions between female groups – even when those groups are shared by the same adult male – are rare and aggressive. Even though daddy woodchuck doesn’t live at home, from the breeding season through the first month of the infants’ lives, he visits each of his female groups every day.
Sounds like a guy from the FLDS.

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