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Groundhogs Around the World

There are a lot of groundhogs and groundhog stand-ins around the world that have their own Groundhog Day traditions. We here at Countdown to Groundhog Day have put together a list of these creatures. Click on a name to learn more about each one. This list is constantly growing and being updated. If you think we've missed a groundhog or stand-in, feel free to let us know.

Punxsutawney, PA: Punxsutawney Phil

Quarryville, PA: Octoraro Orphie

Ephrata, PA: Cocalico Cal

Mount Joy, PA: Mount Joy Minnie

Harrisburg, PA: Shipoke Sheena

Dover, PA: Dover Doug

Pine Grove, PA: Grover the Groundhog

Mt. Gretna, PA: Mt. Gretna Grady

Marion, OH: Buckeye Chuck

Staten Island, NY: Staten Island Chuck

Washington, DC: Potomac Phil

Wiarton, ON: Wiarton Willie

Jackson, GA: General Beauregard Lee

Milltown, NJ: Milltown Mel

West Orange, NJ: Essex Ed

Sun Prairie, WI: Jimmy the Groundhog

Holtsville, NY: Holtsville Hal

Malverne, NY: Malverne Mel

Charlotte, NC: Queen Charlotte

Palm Desert, CA: Mojave Maxine

Schnecksville, PA: Mona

Manchester, CT: Chuckles

Shubenacadie, NS: Shubenacadie Sam

French Creek, WV: French Creek Freddie

Smith Lake , AL: Smith Lake Jake

Birmingham , AL: Birmingham Bill

Albertville, AL: Sand Mountain Sam

New Iberia, LA: Pierre C. Shadeaux

Chattanooga, TN: Chattanooga Chuck

Raleigh, NC: Sir Walter Wally

Balzac, AB: Balzac Billy

Aurora, CO: Stormy Marmot

Des Moines, IA: Polk County Paula

Milwaukee County Zoo, WI: Gordy the Groundhog

Kansas City, MO: Tater the Hedgehog

Kutztown, PA: Oscar the Groundhog

York, PA: Poor Richard

Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Merv

Val-d'Espoir, QC: Fred la marmotte

Newport News, VA: Chesapeake Chuck

Dunkirk, NY: Dunkirk Dave

Portland, OR: Fufu the Hedgehog

Chimney Rock, NC: Greta the Groundhog

Kansas City, MO: Hutty the Hog

Lawrenceville, PA: Lawrenceville Lucy

Reading, PA: Patty Pagoda

New Orleans, LA: T-Boy the Nutria

Cumberland, MD: Western Maryland Murray

Oil Springs, ON: Oil Springs Ollie

Myerstown, PA: Uni

Winnipeg, MB: Winnipeg Wyn

Boulder, CO: Flatiron Freddy

Howell, MI: Woody

Garner, NC: Snerd

Mount Wolf, PA: Susquehanna Sherman

Woodstock, IL: Woodstock Willie

Racine, WI: Minnie the skunk

Bridgeport, CT: Beardsley Bart

West Palm Beach, FL: Nick

Boise, ID: Boise Bill

West Dundee, IL: Buttercup

Lincoln, MA: Ms. G

Dayton, OH: Quilliam

Oklahoma City, OK: Will and Wiley

Unadilla, NE: Unadilla Bill

Barrington Passage, NS: Lucy the Lobster

Saint-Félicien , QC: Ernest

Brevard, NC: Pisgah Pete

Buffalo, NY: Buffalo Bert

Birmingham , AL: Birmingham Jill

Newport News, VA: Sweet Pea

Portland, OR: Nancy the Hedgehog

Racine, WI: Sunny the Groundhog

Wantage, NJ: Stonewall Jackson

Hope, IN: Grubby the Groundhog

Lander, WY: Lander Lil

Mira, NS: Two Rivers Tunnel

Athens, WV: Concord Charlie

Bee Cave, TX: Bee Cave Bob

Katonah, NY: Clucksatawney Hen

Eastford, CT: Scramble the Duck

 

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