Are Groundhogs Aggressive? Can you Pet them?

Groundhogs, also known as woodchucks, are those cute animals that you find in your backyard, garden or farm. They are the size of a cat or slightly bigger. The question is, are they aggressive?

Groundhogs or woodchucks can be very aggressive and they can sometimes be dangerous. They consider humans to be a threat and they act in an aggressive way if they feel they’re in danger. Groundhogs have sharp and strong teeth and they can cause a lot of damage if they decide to attack.

While it might be fine if you decide to stay close to a groundhog and offer it food, it’s better if you decide to stay away from them. You need to be extra careful if the groundhog is sick or injured. If they are, then DO NOT TRY TO PET THEM AT ALL.

Check out this video of a man talking about his experience with a groundhog.

The Groundhog attacked the man and later attacked the police man that was trying to help. Many other people report similar stories too, some claim that the groundhogs just attack whoever is close to them.

Should you allow a groundhog to stay in your yard or your farm?

Absolutely not. Groundhogs can be a huge headache if they live nearby. Here are some reasons why you need to get rid of them.

1- They dig in your ground and create their own burrow systems.

Groundhogs live underground. They dig in the ground, create tunnels and they live inside these tunnels.

What’s bad about this is that they gather a lot of garbage inside these tunnels and cleaning after them will be a nightmare.

You’ll find garbage all around your house and that isn’t something that you would love to see.

The tunnels that the groundhogs create can also weaken the ground under your house and that could lead to several other problems later.

2-  They eat your plants and flowers.

Are you happy with these flowers and these plants that you have around your house? You won’t feel the same happiness if groundhogs find your backyard.

Groundhogs will destroy your flowers and they will eat your fruits and vegetables. The worst thing is that they usually take a bite from each of the fruits and vegetables that you have instead of just taking one to eat it. So most of your planted fruits and vegetables will be ruined.

3- They can cause you a lot of damage.

Groundhogs are good at chewing things. Their long, sharp and strong teeth allow them to chew wires, trees, and other things.

They can chew wires inside your car and they can cut your internet cable. Basically they can cost you a lot of money.

Farmers however should be careful from groundhogs a lot because they can cause a lot of damage in farms.

As mentioned before, groundhogs can ruin a lot of plants which might cost farmers a fortune. Not only that, but also they can cause damage to farm equipment.

Many farmers have lost or damaged their equipment because the equipment fell into one of the groundhogs’s holes underground.

4 – Groundhogs can sometimes be very aggressive.

As already mentioned before, one of the main reasons that you need to get rid of groundhogs is that they can be aggressive.

If you are worried about your children or you’re worried about your dog or your cat, then you need to consider getting rid of the groundhogs.

Did you know that groundhogs have their own day?

Groundhogs are celebrated every year in Punxsutawney. Thousands of people from all around the world gather around some groundhogs believing that they can predict the weather for the coming weeks.

They claim that if a groundhog comes out of its home and sees its own shadow, then winter will be long. If no groundhogs show up, it means that spring will arrive soon.

Here’s a summary of what you have just read

Groundhogs can be very aggressive and you need to make sure that they stay away from your house, yard or farm. They can do a lot of damage for your properties and they can cost you a lot of money.

If having a groundhog as a pet is on your bucket list, then you need to think again.