Woodchucks, also called Groundhogs, Marmots, Whistle Pigs, Land Beavers and dozens of other names are a large member of the rodent family that often lives in close proximity with people.
Woodchucks are strictly vegetarian living on grass, clover, and the local farmer's garden! A couple of groundhogs can do a lot of damage to a garden, flowerbed, or ornamental landscaping.
The are often confused with beavers, but are actually the largest member of the squirrel family. Their fur is popular with trout fishermen and is used to tie flies that imitate stoneflies and other insect larvae.
Like their squirrel cousins, a woodchuck's teeth never stop growing. Their teeth are an average of 4" long and grow about 1/4" per month. Their top and bottom teeth are aligned to wear against each other to keep them trim and sharp.
THE BURROWING BEAST
If it wasn't for their habit of burrowing under sheds and foundations, woodchucks would be nice to have around. Unfortunately, they like to dig under solid objects like boulders, home foundations, and sheds.
A woodchuck can excavate as much as 6,000 lbs of dirt when digging their complex system of burrows. To put this in perspective, that would fill six full size pickup beds! This not only makes a mess, but can undermine (no pun intended) the foundation of your home or building, leaving a large hollow void under the foundation. This can cause the foundation to shift and crack leading to expensive repairs.
Predator Impact can easily and inexpensively live trap and relocate your problem woodchucks. They are relocated to our wildlife preserve in rural Nowata County where they can dig to their heart's content and not have to worry about damaging anyone's home.
Call us at (918) 397-4091 for a free, no obligation consultation to discuss the solution to your whistle-pig problem!