It’s Groundhog Day … again!

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Photo: Danielle Burns

This cheeky groundhog lives under the Quebec City Armoury on the Plains of Abraham. The groundhog (Marmota monax), also known as a woodchuck, is a rodent of the family Sciuridae, belonging to the group of large ground squirrels known as marmots. In Quebec it is known as a marmotte or siffleux, because of its high-pitched whistle.

Some people may be feeling like every day is Groundhog Day during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially if kids are still out of school and parents out of work. With no dinners with friends, barbecues or birthday parties, is there anything in life these days to help us tell the difference between a Wednesday and a Saturday?