Asked by: Rosena Arribillagaasked in category: General Last Updated: 29th March, 2020
What does it mean when a groundhog crosses your path?
Correspondingly, what happens if you see a groundhog?
Groundhog Day. It derives from the Pennsylvania Dutch superstition that if a groundhog emerging from its burrow on this day sees its shadow due to clear weather, it will retreat to its den and winter will persist for six more weeks, and if it does not see its shadow because of cloudiness, spring will arrive early.
Additionally, what do a groundhog look like? The have short, strong legs; coarse, grizzled, gray-brown fur; small ears; a short, bushy tail; and curved claws. Groundhogs look a bit like runaway fur coats as they waddle back to their burrows.
Likewise, do groundhogs see well?
Woodchucks have good eyesight, and are good swimmers. They'll climb trees up to a height of about 20 ft, but most commonly keep it to 8–12 ft. Skunks and Woodchucks are known to populate holes together.
What does it mean when a groundhog wags its tail?
When a male first approaches a female's burrow, he wags his tail much like a dog. When the time comes for his mate to give birth, the male vacates the female's den — providing he is a polite woodchuck.