How To Get Rid Of Pocket Gophers
- Pocket Gophers weigh about a half pound
- They are about 6–8 inches long in body length
- They have a tail about 1–2 inches 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
- Have brown fur that often closely matches the color of the soil in which they live
- Have large cheek pouches
Identifying Pocket Gopher Mounds
The entrances can be identified by small piles of loose dirt covering the opening. Their burrows can be found in many areas where the soil is softer and easily tunneled. They will often appear in vegetable gardens, lawns, or farms, as gophers like moist soil.
Some species are considered agricultural pests. The resulting destruction of plant life will then leave the area a stretch of denuded dirt.
- Pocket gophers are herbivorous and feed on a wide variety of vegetation but generally prefer herbaceous plants, shrubs, and trees
- Gophers use their sense of smell to locate food
- Most common food – roots and fleshy portions of plants they encounter while digging
- Pocket gophers are solitary outside of the breeding season, aggressively maintaining territories that vary in size depending on the resources available
- Pocket gophers can inflict serious bites with their long, sharp teeth but will typically flee when threatened
- Pocket gophers may have a specific annual breeding season, or may breed repeatedly through the year
- Each litter typically consists of two to five young, although this may be much higher in some species
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