Groundhogs and Other Burrowing Rodents

Annually on February 2, groundhogs get a lot of coverage. Groundhogs, also known as woodchucks, are burrowing rodents often found in the eastern United States. But in California, any shadows from burrowing rodents are unlikely to be a groundhog. Here in the Golden State, you will find other types of burrowing rodents including pocket gophers, ground squirrels, voles, and Norway rats. Though not rodents, moles are another burrowing animal that you may encounter in gardens and landscapes.

See the following UC IPM Pest Notes to learn more about these burrowing vertebrate pests.


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