Month: August 2011

Black Groundhog at DEEC

By John Harrod, Manager, DuPont Environmental Education Center DEEC has had a resident groundhog this summer. While groundhogs are fairly common, this one is worth noting because of its unique color: black. Its black fur is due to excess amounts of melanin, a pigment that gives skin, hair, feathers and fur their dark color. This occurrence …

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