US Stamps

Happy Groundhog Day!

Feb 2, 2015, 3 AM

The woodchuck (Marmota monax), also known as a groundhog, is pictured on a 1987 U.S. stamp. Is that a shadow under him?

Did you know that the woodchuck and the groundhog are the same marmot (Marmota monax)?

There appears to be a small shadow under the woodchuck shown on this 22¢ stamp issued as part of the North American Wildlife sheet of 50 stamps. Does this mean six more weeks of winter?

How many other of these marmots appear on stamps?


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