Commonly known as woodchucks are the largest member of the squirrel family. These animals commonly invade cropland and vegetable gardens, eating or destroying vegetables and succulent landscape plants. Woodchucks are generally found in open and closed forests and brushy areas. In agricultural districts, they live along creeks, pastures, brushy ravines, and wood-lot edges, where they excavate large, unsightly burrows in fields, golf courses, cemeteries, lawns, and landscaping beds leaving mounds of soil at the dig site. They often excavate burrows along and beneath homes and building foundations. They may also burrow into levees and dikes, causing damaging washouts.