First of all, thank you all so very much for your helpful comments and ideas about those evil woodchucks! Mom has been doing more reading, and she discovered that sprinkling blood meal or dried blood along the perimeter of our fence might work! It's worth a try, right!
Mom decided that I was going to be the one to do a thorough search of the yard before she unleashed me and before she let Mackie outside to play with me.
JohnLandLord doesn't like a certain tree in the yard and he trims branches and leaves them in a pile. The woodchucks LOVE this!
Other than this hole, we didn't see any more evidence and no critters so......................
So that will be the plan for now. Mom will get the dried blood or blood meal at our local farm supply store and she'll sprinkle it in the area that we see them enter and leave. And my job will be to check out the perimeter of the yard to make sure that I am the only furry creature within MY fenced in yard!
Back to having fun!
Molly and Mackie