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Quiz: What's Your Groundhog IQ?

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Most people know little about groundhogs beyond their less-than-reliable ability to predict when winter will end. These critters, though, live fascinating lives, mostly below ground. Test your knowledge on these star diggers in the animal kingdom.

Take this quiz to see how much you know about groundhogs.

Note: If on a mobile device, click here to take the quiz.

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The arrival of spring brings with it the return of butterflies to our area. If you've seen a black and orange butterfly fluttering about recently, it's probably a red admiral, a common site this time of year.

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Squirrels and other rodents are incapable of vomiting. Why they can't is related to their anatomy and physiology.

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