Groundhogs/Woodchucks in Pennsylvania
Description of Groundhogs in PA
Groundhogs, also known as woodchucks, are large rodents that can cause serious damage to your yard, shed, deck or house foundation. They live in extensive burrows that can have several openings.
The average groundhog can excavate over 700 pounds of dirt digging its burrow. Groundhogs feed on almost any vegetation. They especially love vegetable gardens.
Groundhogs are generally not dangerous unless they are protecting their young.
Groundhog breeding season begins in mid-February, soon after they emerge from hibernation. They usually have a single litter of 2-8 pups, which is born at the end of March or early April.