Whistle Pigs, also known as woodchucks, are a large breed of ground squirrel that live in the Territories.
Appearance and CharacteristicsEdit
- Woodchucks are herbivores and generally have no trouble with mice — they do not compete or conflict. However, whistle pigs do pose a problem for mice in general. They are dedicated burrowers, tunneling up to 30 feet for just one burrow. In and of itself, this isn’t a problem. But whistle pigs are peaceful and non-aggressive and their burrows are often captured by more aggressive creatures such as weasels, raccoons and foxes. In this case, the whistle pig is killed or chased off, and suddenly the mice have a labyrinthine burrow filled with aggressive predators beneath their feet.
- This scenario poses a problem for the Guard. Do they leave the animal alone and hope for the best? Or do they attempt to drive it off and seal off the tunnels themselves?
- Whistle pigs hibernate in the winter. They get their name from a distinctive whistling call they issue when in danger.