Groundhogs are not hogs at all but rodents. They are, in fact, a type of rodent called a marmot, and they are native to North America. They live in dens dug in the ground and often have one den for summer and one for win... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Rodents

Animals of all varieties hibernate, including mammals, reptiles and insects. Hibernating mammals include bears, squirrels, groundhogs, raccoons and skunks; hibernating reptiles include frogs, turtles, lizards, snakes and... More » Science Biology Zoology

Meteor is the name given to an object as it falls through the Earth's atmosphere. The same object is called a meteoroid when it's outside the atmosphere and a meteorite when it's found intact on the Earth. More » Science Astronomy Comets & Asteroids
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Typically, groundhogs are not dangerous to humans or their pets, however, since they are mammals, it is possible for groundhogs to contract rabies. Gardens and farms are most at risk from groundhogs, particularly due to ... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Rodents

Groundhogs eat grass, bark, fruits and plants. They are omnivores, eating insects, snails, grubs, grasshoppers and small animals. They also feed on agricultural crops, and they eat nuts to store fat for hibernation. More » Pets & Animals Mammals Rodents

Groundhogs are mainly herbivores, meaning they eat primarily plants. Their diet consists of a variety of plants and plant material, including grass, fruit and bark, and they often prove a nuisance to farmers and gardener... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Rodents

Like most animals, if a groundhog feels trapped or threatened or is a female defending her babies, it will bite. Groundhogs may bite people or pets. More » Pets & Animals Mammals Rodents