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Do groundhogs climb trees? #7266567
05/17/21 10:57 PM
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Grandpa and me had a groundhog in a tree, it wasn’t put there. Did it get up there itself? I’ve never heard of on climbing.

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Re: Do groundhogs climb trees? [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7266571
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They can climb. Very well actually.

Re: Do groundhogs climb trees? [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7266572
05/17/21 11:01 PM
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I've seen it happen..


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Re: Do groundhogs climb trees? [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7266575
05/17/21 11:04 PM
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Yes, I killed one in a trees. Well I hit it with a stick and the border collie killed it when it hit the ground. My boys came in last week talking about one that was in a tree by the barn they are working on trapping.

Yes, they will climb trees.

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Re: Do groundhogs climb trees? [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7266577
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I shot a few in trees while squirrel hunting. Kind of cool.

Re: Do groundhogs climb trees? [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7266580
05/17/21 11:12 PM
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Groundhogs climb trees very well. They often climb mulberry trees and gorge on the fruit.

The first time I ever saw a groundhog in a tree, was when I sicced my dog named Maybe on a groundhog. When I caught up with her she kept looking up a very tall ash tree. I looked around at the base of the tree for a hole and could not find one. I looked up in the tree where Maybe was looking and there was a large groundhog about 40 feet off the ground. I threw a rock at it and it quickly went up another 20 feet higher.

Keith

Re: Do groundhogs climb trees? [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7266582
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Then wouldn’t they be a Treehog? wink


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Re: Do groundhogs climb trees? [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7266583
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i've killed quite a few out of mulberry trees


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Re: Do groundhogs climb trees? [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7266584
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Can a kit beaver climb a tree?

Re: Do groundhogs climb trees? [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7266604
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Yes, groundhogs definitely are capable of climbing trees. Like others, I have seen them up trees many times.

They are also active outside the den at night. Have them on trail cameras quite a few times at night.


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Re: Do groundhogs climb trees? [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7266620
05/18/21 12:14 AM
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Mulberry trees they will help themselves to them no problem.


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Re: Do groundhogs climb trees? [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7266679
05/18/21 06:34 AM
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Over the years I've seen maybe a half-dozen woodchucks in trees, fruit trees mostly. I probably didn't see at least that many.


Eh...wot?

Re: Do groundhogs climb trees? [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7266698
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Yes and they also swim. I have seen them do both.


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Re: Do groundhogs climb trees? [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7266711
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Considering they are a squirrel, yes they climb well...


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Re: Do groundhogs climb trees? [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7266713
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Oh yes all the time. Out of fear for their lives and for a food source they like.

Re: Do groundhogs climb trees? [Re: run] #7266716
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Originally Posted by run
Yes and they also swim. I have seen them do both.


Yes, I've also seen them swimming.


Eh...wot?

Re: Do groundhogs climb trees? [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7266735
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Especially mulberry trees. Mike

Re: Do groundhogs climb trees? [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7266744
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They're just checking wood


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Re: Do groundhogs climb trees? [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7266892
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As a little kid on the farm, our collie was great at hunting them. Once she treed a woodchuck but I was way too young to use a firearm so had to be a bit more resourceful in helping her out. The only thing I had was a toy bow and arrows, you know the type with the rubber suction cups. Well I knew the suction cup wouldn't do anything so I pulled it off and sharpened the end of it in a pencil sharpener. After a few tries was lucky enough to knock it out of the tree and the dog took care of the rest. My mother wasn't impressed with me about wrecking my arrows but my father thought it was brilliant. Later for Christmas I got a Red Rider and think how I handled myself with that woodchuck helped seal the deal. Sure do miss that dog.


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Re: Do groundhogs climb trees? [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7266910
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I see woodchucks in mulberry trees frequently.

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