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The woodchuck is the colloquial term for the Scranton raccoon removal groundhog and is classified as a marmot or
rodent. Woodchucks live specifically in North America and can survive in any climate other
than tropical jungles. It can live as far north Scranton raccoon removal as Alaska and as far south as Texas because
of its dual layered coat. The woodchuck has a thick and wooly undercoat that protects it from
the cold that is a dark brown or black color. It Scranton raccoon removal also has a light brown top coat in which the
hairs are very sharp and are one line of defense from predators. The groundhog is small (only
reaching up to a foot and a half) and has very powerful Scranton raccoon removal arms that are used to dig.
The woodchuck is an amazing burrower Scranton snake removal and can dig very fast and deep in order to make a quick escape.
However, the groundhog’s burrowing behavior is mainly reserved for making its den. The den is very
important to a woodchuck because a woodchuck will sleep, eat, hibernate and rearing its young in the
den like with Scranton snake removal. The extensive burrowing from an established den system will cause significant damage to farmland
or land stability as the burrows and tunnels are not Scranton snake removal far underground and are usually around food sources.
Woodchucks are mainly herbivores and have a Scranton rat control diet that mostly consists off of vegetation. Groundhogs like to
make their burrows near farmland or growing vegetables. However, woodchucks can also be seen foraging and
eating nuts, insects, grubs and Scranton rat control fruit.
Woodchucks hibernate like other animals such Scranton bat removal as bears and mountain lions. The way that they can do this is to eat everything
they can during the summer and fall and then use their body fat to sustain them through their long nap in the winter. Groundhogs
do not need to live next to a water source, but Scranton bat removal will instead receive most of their hydration from plants and roots that extend into
their den. This diverse diet is one of the reasons that the woodchuck is so successful in any climate it finds itself in.
Everything in the life cycle of the groundhog is short, same as with Scranton bat removal. The breeding period is less than a month in the early spring, the gestation
period is only a month and the young are only allowed to stay in the den for 5 weeks. The young when they are first born, are completely
defenseless as they are blind and hairless. The male Scranton bat removal woodchuck stays in the den through the entire pregnancy and then leaves right before
the litter arrives.
Altogether the life of a Scranton rodent extermination woodchuck maxes out at six years but averages at 3 years. This shorter life expectancy is due to
the vast amount of predator the woodchuck has. Some common predators include; hawks, dogs, bears, mountain lion, foxes,
coyotes and most of all humans. Humans Scranton rodent extermination find woodchucks to be incredibly irritating and damaging to their gardens and lawns.
While killing groundhogs is a rare solution to the problem, they are often drowned out of their burrows and traps are sometimes
set up to catch them or scare Scranton rodent extermination them.
Even though they are considered a pain, humans have always been fascinated with woodchucks and with Scranton bird control. There are rhymes about them
and one prophetic groundhog will even tell us if there will be six more weeks of winter or if we should get ready to put
away those heavy jackets. Groundhog Day is on Scranton bird control February 2nd of every year and attracts world-wide attention on morning news
broadcasts. Whether a pest or a weather forecaster, the woodchuck has served as a mascot for the North American continent.
Other Scranton animal pest control topics:
What To Do if a Bat is in Your Home
What Do Wildlife Rehabilitators Do With Racoons
Should I Ever Poison a Groundhog
What House Mods Will Keeps Pigeons Away
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