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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 »

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 »

The best way to catch a groundhog is to use a live capture trap by mounting it over the groundhog's home hole or placing it near the hole, and then adding the bait inside. When the groundhog goes into the trap to get the... More »

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