Who is the blind woodchuck?

The blind woodchuck is a mythical creature sent to warn us about lurking dangers as we all prepared for the first total solar eclipse viewable in the United States in a nearly a century. Now she huddles in her safe and cozy burrow, convinced that the eclipse was the warning we all missed about the coming virus. She is completely wrong, of course, but then she is a rodent with a brain the size of a pea. She wonders what other people’s excuses are.

Now she is renting out her domain to The Ripple Effect, a chronicle of life on the inside, which is actually pretty much like a woodchuck’s burrow.  Do the author and the rodent share an identity? Hmm. Have you ever seen them in the same room together?