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Recent Range Expansion of the Groundhog, Marmota monax, in the Southeast

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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.
Brimleyana (NoCar QL 155 B75), Vol. Issue 3, July 1980, p43-48, map, bibl