Groundhog Hand Puppet from Folkmanis Puppets

$19.89 $23.99

Look who poked his head up for some sunshine! A marvelous marmot, the GROUNDHOG puppet has a great expressive face with movable mouth and front paws. An excellent burrower, he can be a helpful garden pal.

Whether or not you believe in the weather-predicting capabilities of this infamous animal, you will love this adorable Groundhog puppet. With his overfed belly, cute buckteeth and movable mouth and paws, he'll be a year-round favorite.

Length        Width     Height      Puppet Weight
14" LONG   8" WIDE   10" TALL        8.16 OZ

Puppet Stats
Puppet Type:     HAND PUPPET
Puppet Birthday:     2014 July
Special Features:     Movable mouth and forelegs.

FACTS OF INTEREST:

  • Groundhogs, or woodchucks, are found in the Northeastern U.S. and most forested parts of Canada.
  • Woodchucks live alone in burrows with several rooms. They feed during the day on grass, leaves, and flowers.
  • When groundhogs hibernate, their breathing slows from 260 to 14 breaths a minute. Their body temperature drops to 50 degrees.
  • German settlers started the Groundhog Day tradition in the U.S. If a groundhog in Punxsutauney, Pennsylvania sees its shadow on February 2nd, winter is supposed to last another six weeks.
  • The date of February 2nd for Groundhog Day comes from the tradition of Candlemass or the Candelaria celebration which is forty days after Christmas and continues the religious cycle that leads up to Easter Sunday. Additionally, it is also the mid-point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox, which is the basis for various ancient European celebrations that commemorate the annual beginnings of the agricultural season.

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