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A groundhog, often called a woodchuck, was a small mammalian creature.[2]


Groundhogs were able to gnaw through wood and trees at a quick rate. They were fairly common.[2]

Woodchucks were somewhat dexterous and were good at hiding, moving silently, and listening. They also had a strong sense of smell.[1]


The little animals were of no threat to humans. Woodchuck pelts were worth about 1 gp each.[2] They were sometimes used as familiars, particularly by gnomes.[1] The red meat of such critters made up a large portion of the diet of aurumvoraxes.[3]

On the continent of Faerûn, groundhogs were known to dwell in Cormanthor[3] and Amn.[4] In the Crowded Sea, sapient groundhogs lived on the island chain known as the Steaming Isles.[5]

Beyond Toril, they could be found on the planet of Chandos.[6]



Video games
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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 James Wyatt (November 2000). “Unusual Suspects”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon #277 (Wizards of the Coast), p. 65.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Doug Stewart (June 1993). Monstrous Manual. (TSR, Inc), p. 244. ISBN 1-5607-6619-0.
  3. 3.0 3.1 James Butler, Elizabeth T. Danforth, Jean Rabe (September 1994). “Cormanthor”. In Karen S. Boomgarden ed. Elminster's Ecologies (TSR, Inc), p. 17. ISBN 1-5607-6917-3.
  4. BioWare (September 2000). Designed by James Ohlen, Kevin Martens. Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn. Black Isle Studios.
  5. David Cook (October 1992). “The Steaming Isles”. In Bill Slavicsek ed. Golden Voyages (TSR, Inc.), p. 15. ISBN 978-1560763314.
  6. Dale "slade" Henson (April 1991). Realmspace. Edited by Gary L. Thomas, Karen S. Boomgarden. (TSR, Inc), p. 37. ISBN 1-56076-052-4.