All Articles for

Groundhog

The groundhog (marmota monax), also known as a woodchuck, whistle-pig, or in some areas as a land-beaver, is a rodent of the family sciuridae, belonging to the group of large ground squirrels known as marmots. other marmots, such as the yellow-bellied and hoary marmots, live in rocky and mountainous areas, but the woodchuck is a lowland creature. it is widely distributed in north america and common in the northeastern and central united states.