paleoman wrote: Long ago my grandmother told me my great grandfather had to shoot them while in the Russian army or they would have starved. Never looked it up though if woodchucks are native over there?
Groundhogs and their cousins, marmots, are pretty much stretched across the northern hemisphere. My wife’s great grandmother was from Ukraine and she would cook groundhog or about anything else you brought in.
They have caused considerable damage to some of my buildings; along with coyotes I consider them vermin.