Ground hog/Woodchucks - should I be worried?
I live next to a BIG lake with a couple of streams/creeks on either side of a 2 acre property. About 2 years ago we saw one ground hog/woodchuck about 2-3 evenings in a row and then he/she was gone. Day before yesterday we saw another ground hog/woodchuck out foraging in the front yard. I have read that they eat grasses, clover, etc. How concerned do I need to be with regards to azaleas, daylilies, grapes/muscadines? So far I don't have a problem with General Lee/Pux' Phil....do I need to be on the lookout or just enjoy his company? The stream/creekside area is very well covered and protected - sort of our 'gone wild' area. I read about these animals in my wildlife encyclopedia info. and it didn't tell me much if anything regarding behavior of these critters. He/She can have all the clover, grass, etc. they want - daylilies, hostas, grapes, azaleas - nyet. Anybody out there with experience, especially zone 7 Georgia?