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 »

Squirrels can pose indirect dangers to humans and human settlements because of their ability to act as carriers for rabies and other diseases but more prominently because of their tendency to chew electrical wires. Not o... More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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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It is uncommon for mice and other small rodents to carry rabies, but they can contract the disease in rare situations where they are attacked by another animal with rabies and do not die. The most common animals affected... More »