The groundhog is more than a winter weather forecaster. Classified as a rodent, it’s the largest member of the squirrel family.
For farmers and homeowners, groundhogs can easily become a pest that requires exclusion. Yet despite their craving for plants and crops, these furry visitors do play a role in the ecosystem as both consumers and part of the food chain.
If groundhogs have built homes on your property, it’s best to understand their tendencies so your efforts to control them will be successful.