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Favorite Images of Gophers

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A list of my favorite images of gophers.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gopher

Pocket gophers, commonly referred to as gophers, are burrowing rodents of the family Geomyidae. There are approximately 35 species of gopher living in Central and North America.

They are commonly known for their extensive tunnelling activities. Gophers are endemic to North and Central America.

The name "pocket gopher" on its own may be used to refer to any of a number of genera within the family. These are the "true" gophers; however there are several ground squirrels in the distantly related family Sciuridae that are often mistakenly called gophers as well.

Gophers weigh around 0.5 pounds (230 g), and are about 6โ€“8 inches (150โ€“200 mm) long in body length, with a tail 1โ€“2 inches (25โ€“51 mm) long. A few species reach weights approaching 1 kg (2.2 lb). Within any species, the males are larger than the females and can be nearly double their weight.

Their lifespan is normally one to three years assuming no diseases or predation. The maximum life span for the pocket gopher is approximately five years. Some gophers, such as those in the genus Geomys, have lifespans that have been documented as up to seven years in the wild.

Most gophers have brown fur that often closely matches the color of the soil in which they live. Their most characteristic features are their large cheek pouches, from which the word "pocket" in their name derives. These pouches are fur-lined, and can be turned inside out. They extend from the side of the mouth well back onto the shoulders. They have small eyes and a short, hairy tail, which they use to feel around tunnels when they walk backwards.

Pocket gophers have been found to often carry external parasites. Common predators of the gopher include weasels, snakes and hawks.

Family: Geomyidae

Genus: Cratogeomys
Yellow-faced pocket gopher;
Oriental Basin pocket gopher;
Smoky pocket gopher;
Llano pocket gopher;
Merriam's pocket gopher

Genus: Geomys
Eastern pocket gopher;
Desert pocket gopher;
White Sands pocket gopher;
Attwater's pocket gopher;
Plains pocket gopher;
Knox Jones's pocket gopher
Texas pocket gopher;
Davis pocket gopher;
Maritime pocket gopher;
Carrizo Springs pocket gopher;
Southeastern pocket gopher;
Cumberland Island pocket gopher;
Sherman's pocket gopher;
Goff's pocket gopher;
Llano pocket gopher

Genus: Orthogeomys
Chiriqui pocket gopher;
Cherrie's pocket gopher;
Oaxacan pocket gopher;
Darien pocket gopher;
Giant pocket gopher;
Variable pocket gopher;
Hispid pocket gopher;
Big pocket gopher;
Nicaraguan pocket gopher;
Thaeler's pocket gopher;
Underwood's pocket gopher

Genus: Pappogeomys
Alcorn's pocket gopher;
Buller's pocket gopher

Genus: Thomomys
Western pocket gopher;
Botta's pocket gopher;
Fish Spring pocket gopher;
Bonneville pocket gopher;
Clear Lake pocket gopher;
San Antonio pocket gopher;
Pistol River pocket gopher;
Mount Ellen pocket gopher;
Guadalupe pocket gopher;
Limpia pocket gopher;
Mearns' pocket gopher;
Stansbury Island pocket gopher;
Antelope Island pocket gopher;
Cebolleta pocket gopher;
Salinas pocket gopher;
Skull Valley pocket gopher;
Swasey Springs pocket gopher;
Harquahala pocket gopher;
Limpia Greek pocket gopher;
Camas pocket gopher;
Wyoming pocket gopher;
Idaho pocket gopher;
Mazama pocket gopher;
Western pocket gopher;
Gold Beach pocket gopher;
Olympic pocket gopher;
Tacoma pocket gopher;
Mountain pocket gopher;
Northern pocket gopher;
Cheyenne northern pocket gopher;
Townsend's pocket gopher;
Southern pocket gopher

Genus: Zygogeomys
Michoacan pocket gopher
Tuza pocket gopher

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