Pocket Gopher Facts
- They have yellowish-colored incisors, front teeth. These are always exposed, even when the mouth is closed
- The color of their fur ranges from light brown to almost black and they have short, hairless tails.
How big are they?
- Their length varies. They may measure anything between 6 – 13 inches
Where do they live?
- Gophers are fossorial, meaning that they spend most of their lives underground.
What do they eat?
- Gophers are herbivores. They eat mostly roots and bulbs, and sometimes stems and leaves.
What eats them?
- Snakes, coyotes, skunks, owls and other raptors. They are also preyed upon by domestic cats.