The groundhog is an interesting character and a perfect animal to use as an introduction to biomimicry. If the various names this rodent is known under does not spark any ideas its behaviour and fascinating face might. Groundhogs are known as woodchuck groundpig, whistlepig, thickwood badger, monax, moonack, weenusk, red monk and, among French Canadians in eastern Canada, siffleux. . .
Groundhogs spotting is not easy and they may hide when they see, smell or hear you. Groundhogs can check for danger by sticking out their heads from their burrows. Their sensory organs are near the top of their head.
What exciting ideas do you get when you think of groundhogs and their amazing head?
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