What’s Groundhog day in the rest of the country, is now Marmot Day in Alaska. A bill signed into state law last year designates February second as Marmot Day. The change is aimed at Alaskanizing the holiday, but Link Olsen a biologist and curator of mammals at the University of Alaska Museum of the North says Alaska’s 3 species of Marmot, include the groundhog.
Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks
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