What to do with trapped groundhog
I've been researching the subject, now that we've decided the animals have to go, and my live trap should be delivered in a few days (lethal traps are illegal here). Personally I'm not comfortable with releasing the animal a few miles away without the landowner's permission, even on public land. Well, I just found a solution that I haven't seen mentioned anywhere -- our local animal shelter says they'll euthanize a groundhog for the same fee ($5, plus another $5 for disposal) that they charge for pets. Another option to consider if it's available to you.