Tuesday, February 1, 2005

Horny Groundhogs Don’t Care About The Weather

WASHINGTON (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – When Punxsutawney Phil sticks his head out of the ground tomorrow (Feb. 2), he won’t have weather on his mind – he’ll be thinking about sex.

According to editors at the National Wildlife magazine, groundhogs only leave their burrows this time of year to look for mates, and like potato chips, they can’t stop at just one.

The horny woodchuck will go on “first dates” with at least two or three females, sleeping next to them, but not having sex with them, before returning to its hole for another month.

Then, when it reawakens in March, the male returns to each of the females’ holes to sire her children.

And they aren’t picky, either. National Wildlife scientist Doug Inkley says an ideal groundhog mate is “what’s available.”

And like deadbeat dads, Inkley says male groundhogs don’t rear their children.

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