Botta’s Pocket Gopher

July 1, 2017

How do pocket gophers end-up as meals for predators such as owls, hawks, coyotes and bobcats when they spend 90% of their life in the safety of their burrows? This slow motion video of a GNG pocket gopher captures what they do the other 10% of the time. Gophers feed on a variety of roots, tubers, and bulbs, but they will also venture above ground to collect plant shoots and grasses.

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