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asked in category: General Last Updated: 23rd March, 2020

Are groundhogs aggressive towards cats?

Groundhogs
If your cat has access to grounds where a forest and a field meet, there's a higher change they'll encounter a groundhog. While these animals are not likely to go out of their way to attack a cat, their sharp teeth and claws can do damage.

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People also ask, can a cat kill a groundhog?

A big dog will kill a groundhog, and a small dog probably wouldn't get close enough to get bitten.” Cats, on the other hand, are rarely threatened by groundhogs; a cat “probably wouldn't have anything to do with it, and a groundhog won't go out of its way to attack if he's not threatened.”

Likewise, is it bad to have a groundhog in your yard? A groundhog's, or woodchuck's burrow are holes with large piles of dirt at the entrances and are a nuisance and can be dangerous. A groundhog's tunnels are very large and have many chambers which are invasive to your lawn and garden. So basically, they love to set up around your garden's fence or a farm's field.

Also, will a groundhog attack?

Groundhogs are very defensive about their burrows, and trying to dig into the burrow is likely to aggravate the groundhog to attack, and they do have large front teeth that can deliver a nasty bite.

What smells do groundhogs hate?

Lavender – Try planting some lavender around the garden. While it smells lovely to us, groundhogs find it offensive and avoid the areas where it is. They also dislike the smell of these herbs: basil, chives, lemon balm, mint, sage, thyme, rosemary, and oregano.

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