According to Havahart, groundhogs "are skilled climbers and swimmers, which helps them to escape less-skilled predators." Their :"burrows are so complex that each has its own "bathroom" chamber," and are known to have been responsible for uncovering a historic village in central Ohio - now a famous archeological site.
Meanwhile, the vacuous media filmed, posted, and laughed about the 10th anniversary of a former New York City mayor dropping the innocent creature, who later died from injuries.
They thought it was funny.
Before next year, we vote to drop Groundhog Day tradition on its head, top-hats and all, and let the little guy go.