Typical Damage/Nuisance Caused:
Digging holes and dens in yards, under decks and sunrooms, sheds
and playhouses (just about anywhere!).
They also gnaw on wood decks and house siding to wear their
They will eat vegetables out of gardens.
Woodchucks are also known as Groundhogs and Whistle Pigs.
Woodchucks often accidentally build dens for a vast number of
other woodland creatures. They dig many tunnels and dens for
quick escapes during their travels and near feeding areas. If
another animal finds the den unoccuppied, they will often move in.
Woodchucks do hibernate in the winter.
Picture provided by University of Michigan Museum of Zoology