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In recent years the groundhog, Marmota monax, has greatly increased its range in the Southeast and now is found in areas of the Piedmont Plateau and Coastal Plain where it did not occur in historical times. The change is distribution is believed to correlate with changing land use practices. Clearing of forests for agriculture purposes has increased the amount of habitat suitable for groundhogs in the Piedmont Plateau and Coastal Plain.
The groundhog, also known as the woodchuck or whistlepig, ranges across the mountain and northern counties of North Carolina. Robinson discusses the woodchuck's life history, description, folklore surrounding it, habits, range in the state, and hunting it.