More about the Groundhog on Wikipedia. I especially like this part:
All throughout the world, woodchucks are eaten as delicacies. High in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D and protein, groundhogs are an integral part of the Algonquian tribes' diet, as well as many other Native American tribes on the East Coast of the United States. Groundhogs are said to taste like curry. Many critics describe them as "the rich man's armadillo".