These pint-size rodents are best described as ground-dwelling squirrels. They are typically 5-6 inches long and weigh about 3 ounces. They are omnivores and their diet consists primarily of grain, nuts, berries, seeds, and insects. They are burrowing animals and they hibernate in the winter. These little guys are a nuisance because of their possible consumption of your garden fruits and vegetables. They can also cause structural damage by burrowing under patios, stairs, retention walls, or foundations.