These furry, rodent friends are more common to be a nuisance species in the northern states. They dig large burrows which are often complex, with several entry holes. They average 8-10 pounds as adults. They give birth in spring to 3-6 young. They are primarily herbivorous and will eat a variety of plants including your garden. They are most active during the day and do hibernate in the winter. They are usually considered a pest due to their burrowing behavior.