The groundhog also known as a woodchuck, is a rodent belonging to the group of large ground squirrels known as marmots. The groundhog is a lowland creature and is they are well adapted for digging, with short, powerful limbs and curved, thick claws.
A single groundhog is capable of moving up to 700 pounds of soil as it completes its tunneling system. Depending on where the tunnel runs are, the lack of soil can undermine the foundation of a home, shed, garage, deck, gazebo, or patio area. They are also known for their voracious appetites. Feeding in the morning and evening hours, it is not uncommon for one groundhog to consume two pounds of fresh vegetation each day, completely destroying gardens and unique landscaping.