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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 »

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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 »

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One fact about baboons is that they are one of the largest species of monkeys. Males can weigh as much as 82 pounds, and females are about half the size of males. Unlike other monkeys, baboons do not have tails that grip... More »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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