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Why are groundhogs called woodchucks?

Groundhogs are also known as woodchucks. So much so that MANY of the weather predicting groundhogs around the country are named Chuck. Staten Island Chuck, Buckeye Chuck, Chattanooga Chuck, just to name a few. But did you know that the name doesn’t have anything to do with wood or chucking it? It’s true.[]

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