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    • Large Rodents
    • Marmots
      • Marmots are large ground squirrels
      • Marmots live in burrows
      • Marmots hibernate in winter
      • Marmots eat grass, berries, lichen, roots, seeds, nuts, and flowers
      • Occasionally eat insects and grubs
      • The only marmot native to Virginia is the groundhog , also called a woodchuck
    • Groundhog
      • Also called Woodchuck or Whistle Pig
      • Can climb trees
      • Frequently considered pests
        • Eat cultivated plants
        • Leave holes in pastures
      • Sexually mature at 15-18 mos
      • Breeding season begins after hibernation
      • Male leaves the den after young are born in May
      • Young leave den at 5-6 wks
    • Beavers
      • Semi-aquatic Rodent
      • Largest North American rodent
      • Build lodges, dams, & canals
        • Barrier against predators
        • Lodges have underwater access
      • Herbivores – eat new growth on trees & leaves, water plants, seeds, & berries
      • Do not hibernate, but store piles of sticks for food in winter
      • Generally nocturnal
      • Beavers are monogamous & mate for life
      • Mate 1x year in late winter, young born in late spring, 2-7 kits per litter
      • Trapped for luxurious fur
    • Nutria
      • Introduced to US for fur farms and escaped captivity
      • Weigh up to 20 lbs
      • Live in marshes & estuaries
      • Prolific breeders
        • Sexually mature at 6 mos
        • Breed all year
        • Can have 2-3 litters/year & up to 13 young per litter
      • Eat water plants – up to 5 lbs per day
      • Eat marsh grass roots & cause sediment damage to estuaries
      • Eradication efforts are underway
        • Approx 10,000 are harvested each year
        • Population continues to grow
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