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The Great Groundhog By: Alaina Luce. What does my animal look like? The Groundhog has brown fur that is very soft. It’s 24 inches from its nose to its.

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1 The Great Groundhog By: Alaina Luce

2 What does my animal look like? The Groundhog has brown fur that is very soft. It’s 24 inches from its nose to its tail. It usually weighs 9 to 10 pounds and has very small ears. They have thick bodies, short legs and black eyes.

3 What does my animal eat? The Groundhog is a herbivore that eats: Clover Grass Wildflower Insects Tree bark and branches if it is very hungry

4 Where does my animal live? Groundhogs are usually seen in the Eastern United States and Southern Canada. They live underground in a burrow. The Groundhogs prefer to burrow near the edges of forests or in open fields.

5 What adaptations does it have to help it survive? AdaptationHow It helps the Animal Survive Hiding in burrowsTo get away from predators Brown furTo blend in with its surroundings Making a whistling sound with its teeth To scare predators away Grinding its teethto warn predators

6 Predators Wolves Foxes Coyotes Eagles

7 Reproduction The Groundhog is born alive so it is a mammal. They can have 3 to 5 babies at one time. They are born with no fur and are blind. Their mother feeds them milk for 6 weeks.

8 Here are some amazing facts: One amazing fact is that empty Groundhog holes are often taken over by skunks, foxes, rabbits or other animals. Another interesting fact is that a Groundhog warns their predators by making a sound like a whistle or grind their teeth. They are in the rodent group.


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