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Gophers: Want to know what they look like? Check these photos

By Gary Bogue
Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 at 5:42 am in Gopher.

Botta’s pocket gopher sticking its head out of a hole. Photo by Joe Oliver, Walnut Creek, CA
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Gary:
Can you please show me what a gopher looks like? I occasionally see some sort of little rodent (I think) sticking its head out of a hole in my backyard. I think it may be eating some of my plants but I don’t really care. I’m willing to share. Thanks.
Jenny C., Palo Alto, California

Jenny:
Above and below are photos of a Botta’s pocket gopher (the local species that lives in the Bay Area) sticking its head out of a hole. You can also click on this link to see more gopher photos. http://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&channel=s&hl=en&source=hp&biw=1024&bih=578&q=gopher+photos&btnG=Google+Search

Hope this helps. Have you given the little rodent a name, yet? /Gary

Botta’s pocket gopher sticking its head out of a hole. Photo by Joe Oliver, Walnut Creek, CA
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2 Responses to “Gophers: Want to know what they look like? Check these photos”

  1. Jeff Elfont Says:

    I said golfers, not gophers, bwahahahahaha, CaddyShack.

  2. kaaren Smith Says:

    I am so happy she is willing to share. How great is that. I think the same way!

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