Apparently the groundhogs in Ohio wait to come out and celebrate their holiday until the weather's nice.
Here are a few photos of two that I spotted in my yard today:
Smart animals, those groundhogs. I think I would have waited until today to pop out into 2011 if I could have.
Do you suppose they would have waited even longer to come out if they didn't know there would be little bottles of liquor like the big guy in the second shot is guzzling?
(Honestly, I don't know what that might be by his/her mouth, but it certainly looks suspicious, doesn't it? I wonder if it's enough to get a search warrant for his/her burrow....)