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Groundhog: a perfect name for them
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 10:54 AM

By Mark Holtsberry

Education specialist Paulding SWCD

Groundhogs, also known as wood chucks, usually are viewed as a nuisance animal for homeowners and farmers. The major problems that they cause are the large holes they dig and the damage that occurs from this animal. Their holes can be 8-12 inches in size. This animal creates two, sometimes three holes, with a large tunnel system that runs from one hole to another. They usually will have a large mound of dirt in front of the hole called a porch. Groundhogs use this to stand high to get a good view of their surroundings before making their move to venture around.