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Northern Ontario Fauna: Groundhog

A cache by Team beautifulontario.net Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 5/5/2014
In Ontario, Canada
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

We saw tons of wildlife on the trail today. A perfect trail to expand our Northern Ontario Fauna series.

Looking for a micro camoed container.


The groundhog, or woodchuck, is one of 14 species of marmots. These rodents live a feast-or-famine lifestyle and gorge themselves all summer to build up plentiful reserves of fat. After the first frost, they retreat to their underground burrows and snooze until spring, drawing their sustenance from body fat. While hibernating, the animal's heart rate plunges, and its body temperature is not much warmer than the temperature inside its burrow. Groundhog hibernation gave rise to the popular American custom of Groundhog Day, held on the second of February every year. Tradition dictates that if a groundhog sees its shadow that day, there will be six more weeks of winter, though such a prediction seems a sure bet over much of the groundhog's North American range.

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Ovepu

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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Last Updated: on 2/4/2017 7:02:12 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (3:02 AM GMT)
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