he groundhog is known by many names, including woodchuck and whistle pig. The subject of folklore and tongue-twisters, this animal is not actually a hog, but a rodent. More specifically, the groundhog belongs to the marmot family. Several cities in North America hold festivals for Groundhog Day on February 2, when superstition holds that if a groundhog sees its shadow, winter will continue for six more weeks. This groundhog is rearing up on his hind legs to have a bit of a look around. Keeping one of these rodents in captivity can be tough, but this hand-painted, highly detailed figure can be your constant companion with none of the fuss. Our groundhog figure measures 4.5 inches tall and 2.5 inches long, or about as tall as a standard can of soda. It's painted in shades of brown, including dark brown for its nose, ears, feet, and the top of its head.