January 6th, 2023
People who think gophers and groundhogs are the same are right to an extent since they both are burrowing rodents.
But they're two very distinct creatures.
Gophers are small ground-dwelling creatures who are associated with rodents.
These are tiny creatures that do not stand taller than 8 inches.
These live low and can reach a height of almost 2 ft.
Groundhogs, commonly known as woodchucks, are found in North America.
Gopher’s weight is no more than 2-3 pounds.
If you have an underground hole with a radius of around 4 inches wide, then the habitat belongs to a gopher.
Adult groundhogs weigh more than 10 pounds.
An enclosure more than 8 inches wide would probably belong to a groundhog.
Gophers have tiny feet, which are generally lighter in color, such as beige or pink.
The color of a groundhog’s feet is dark – its paws are dark brown and curved at the top, which helps them dig deeper.
Gophers are herbivores and feed on plants such as potatoes and tomatoes.
Groundhogs are omnivorous, which means they feed on dead animals, meat or plants.