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2010-08-15 12:59:25
In Aspen, Colorado (where the photo was taken) they are known as marmots. The names marmot, groundhog or woodchuck are all English vernacular names that refer to specific animals in the English language. The scientific genus name of Marmota is applied (scientifically and subjectively) to animals considered close to each other on a scientific basis and is not intended for vernacular usage.
2010-08-15 10:19:00
Yes, but that leaves unanswered the more important question here, which is, how much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood ?
2010-08-15 09:24:04
"The groundhog (Marmota monax), also known as a woodchuck, or in some areas as a land-beaver, is a rodent of the family Sciuridae, belonging to the group of large ground squirrels known as marmots."
2010-08-15 08:25:20
I think that these are marmots and not groundhogs.