As with any wildlife, a woodchuck should be rescued if it:
Has been found by a cat, dog, or other predator;
Has any injury;
Has bugs or fly eggs on it (these look like sawdust);
Allows someone to pick it up or is lying on its side;
Is very thin or weak.
Baby woodchucks are born in burrows in the spring. Babies often begin emerging from the burrow under the mother’s supervision.
It is very unusual to find a single baby woodchuck. If you find one, it is probably orphaned and needs rescuing.
If you find a litter of babies and there is no mother nearby, they might need rescuing.