Pocket Gopher

Pocket Gopher

Pocket Gopher-Geomyidae

Size-5inches up to10inches long  /   Color-coats that are commonly a tan/brown color with a white underbelly    /    Feet-Four     /    Characteristics-Large front teeth and big pockets in their cheeks.

Region- Calgary, Alberta, Canada

The pocket gopher is subterranean and reclusive as are other gophers in the Calgary area.  However it is a solitary animal and is most noted for its tell-tale mounds of dirt left above ground.  You might think someone has rototilled your yard!  This is a very destructive animal to yards and gardens moving systematically through them, looking for roots and weeds to eat. Many pest control companies and homeowners will attempt to control these animals with poisonous bait, this usually will not work. Trapping is most effective