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Are groundhogs and beavers the same?
Fact: While the groundhog is a member of the rodent family, it is more closely related to a beaver or a squirrel. And like the beaver, groundhogs' front teeth are ever-growing; meaning groundhogs must constantly be gnawing to keep them the right length.
Are groundhogs dangerous?
Groundhogs are considered a nuisance pest because they can cause extensive damage to home gardens, farms, orchards and field crops as a result of their feeding and burrowing habits.
What is the difference between a woodchuck and a groundhog?
Groundhogs and woodchucks are the same animal. “Woodchuck” is just another name for “groundhog.” … The groundhog is one of the 14 species of marmots. Its species name is Marmota monax, and it belongs to the Marmota genus, Scuiridae family, and Rodentia order.
What’s the difference between gopher and Beaver?
Gophers are not in the squirrel family, they are in an entirely different family of rodents known as Geomyidae, which includes the beaver. There are about 35 species of gopher, all found in Central and North America. Gophers are considerably smaller than groundhogs at only about 2 or 3 pounds.