Taken in a public park in Gananoque, Ontario and he was cautious but seems used to the commotion around. …it was a plastic tarp that he was trying to tuck in, under the base of a sculpture in the park.
Woodchuck and groundhog are common terms for the same animal.
Scientific name: Marmota monax.
Woodchucks can climb trees and also swim.
Groundhogs in the wild eat green plants, such as dandelion greens, clover, plantain and grasses.
They feed heavily in summer, storing fat for winter hibernation.
By February, hibernating woodchucks have lost as much as half their body weight.
So how much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? About 318 kilograms.