01/08/15 - 3:38pm
For those of you who don’t know it, Marmot Day is on February 2. Celebrated in many lower 48 states as Groundhog Day, the name change was recognized by the 26th Alaska State Legislature as an official holiday. Who’d have guessed that North America’s biggest squirrel and perhaps one of the laziest (hibernates 8 months of the year) would become so famous?
In a strange twisted way, this all makes sense. There are marmot researchers who call themselves marmoteers and marmot fans who call themselves marmotophiles.