Groundhogs, also known as woodchucks, are common in rural and farm country, but can also regularly be found in urban areas. Much like prairie dogs out west, groundhogs are often loathed because of the dangerous situation their holes create for livestock and horses. This particular whistle pig (a nickname sometimes used for groundhogs) had his own problem. He had ticks attached around his left eye and on his body. He's missing some fur on the front, but I don't know if that's from scratching at the ticks or just living the life of a groundhog.