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Gophers. Ever wondered what they look like? Here’s a photo.

By Gary Bogue
Monday, May 9th, 2011 at 6:18 am in Gopher.

Gopher feeding in backyard. Photo by Joanne Smith, Union City, CA
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“YUM! Green things!” said the gopher, as it munched away in somebody’s backyard.

I regularly get requests from my readers, asking what gophers look like. See above.


Now you know. /Gary

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4 Responses to “Gophers. Ever wondered what they look like? Here’s a photo.”

  1. Karen Says:

    Sleek, furry, handsome — obviously the type to steal hearts as well as backyard plants. Devious little beasties, they are.

    I’ve seen dead gophers because my parents once had a cat who specialized in hunting them. They had a big vegetable garden and the cat would hang out there all day, listening for gophers. She had a better kill record than my dad did with his traps, and she’d graciously leave the results of her hunting at the back door.

  2. judith herrmann Says:

    adorable! how can such a cutie pie do so much damage!

  3. John Delaney Says:

    Actually had one for a pet in my bicycle shop for several years. Awesome pet, would tunnel in the dirt all day, would come out of tunnels for food when I tapped on glass of his aquarium. But, he did have some serious teeth, but very fun to watch

  4. Noreen Rodenhurst Says:

    Great picture Joanne…is this the same Joanne Smith from ZOA?

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