Groundhogs - Varmints! - 111


How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? Find out the answer to that and dig into lots of other information about the groundhog, this week on the Varmints! podcast.

But first, listener alerts!

We’d like to say hi to Anna in Central Africa. Thanks for listening and we have put genets and civets on our list!

And, we want to appreciate our listener Lydia and her Understanding Blue watercolor tutorials! Check her stuff out, it’s really cool! Thanks for listening!

 Groundhogs really “dig” making elaborate burrows. Check out this neat article about them, courtesy of PennState Extension.

In groundhog burrows, every room is the den.

Taking care of groundhog teefers is a grind! Read about it here courtesy of Delta Dental!

You can’t handle the toof!

So, how much wood would a woodchuck chuck, anyway? Wikipedia has the answer!

I want to hog ground, not chuck wood. Hmph.

Groundhog Day, starring Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, and Chris Elliott, directed by Harold Ramis. Courtesy of

Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell in Groundhog Day (1993)

Be a good guy and get out of the time loop!

The Woodchuck Song,, courtesy of YouTube user 78rpm gramophone records and cylinders.

There ain’t no reason why he should!

The Curious History of Groundhog Day, article courtesy of the New World Encyclopedia.

Punksatawney Phil’s powers of weather prediction may be a coincidence, but the fact he is so adorbz is an indisputable fact! Dawwww!

Do groundhogs make good pets? Probably not. Read about it at

I’m not a pet, I’m wild animal, dig it?

Now you know a little more about groundhogs than you did this morning! What do you think of them? We want to hear from you! Send us your suggestions for animals you’d like to hear us talk about, or just drop us a line about anything at! We might even read your email on the show.

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About our voice actors:
Kari McGinnis runs Blazing Caribou Studios and is a co-host on the podcasts Feast On History and Trivia Geeks Live.
Chris Braaten runs the Podfix Network and is a co-host on More Gooder Than.
Chris “Toph” Green is the host of the GravityBeard podcast.
Curtis Craddock is the author of the novel An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors (The Risen Kingdoms, #1)
Josh Hallmark runs the Our Americana network and hosts the podcasts Our Americana, The Karen and Ellen Letters, Playlist and True Crime Bullshit.
Justine and Santiago are the hosts of the very funny Weird With You podcast.
Frosty is the co-host of The Show with The Preshaah and Frosty,
and last but never least, Stacey from Rough Giraffe.