Classified as a marmot, the groundhog is a member of the squirrel family, Sciuridae, within the order Rodentia. Also called a woodchuck, it is considered basically a giant North American ground squirrel. -- Encyclopaedia Britannica
This little fellow, snapped circa 1939 by Jack Allison for the Farm Security Admin­istration, didn't rate a caption, so we can't say for sure where he is other than his front porch. Whereas he used to live in a hole in the ground, his two-dimensional self now resides in the archives of the Library of Congress. | Click image for Comments. | Home | Browse All Photos