What is Chopper?
Chopper is a Maramota monax, better known as a Groundhog, Woodchuck or Whistlepig. He was born on September 15, 2008, in Gwinnett County, Georgia. Chopper is 6'2" (and 2'6" wide) and weighs in at 225 lbs; he maintains a healthy weight by eating a lot of salads. He was named the 2009 Mascot of the Year by Gwinnett.
Likes and Dislikes
Chopper loves it when fans do the Tomahawk Chop. He also likes to tease the opposing team's first base coach, swipe cotton candy from the stadium vendors and beat on his own drum! He enjoys celebrating Groundhog Day, but does not enjoy seeing his shadow - Chopper hates winter!