Groundhog's Day is an United States tradition to use a groundhog to determine if we are on our way to Spring or if we have six more weeks of Winter. Tradition has it that if the groundhog sees his shadow on the morning of February 2nd when the sun comes up, it will determine the outcome of the season.
Groundhogs are not just known to determine the season, but are also known for their large, distinctive burrows. They have no problem digging with their short, powerful limbs and curved thick claws. The burrows have between two to five entrances and are used as shelter, hibernating, and bringing up their young. The burrows can be large in size ranging 46ft wide of tunnels and buried 5ft underground. Tunnels can be built in residential yards, farm gardens and even residential flower gardens. The tunnels groundhog builds could start in the middle of your yard but end up under the crawlspace of your home or garage which could affect your foundation. If you suspect a groundhog is building burrows in your yard, give Elite Wildlife Removal a call at 804-867-7184.