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Botta's pocket gopher (Thomomys bottae)_

Botta's pocket gopher (Thomomys bottae)_

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TOM MCHUGH / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY TOM MCHUGH / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Botta's pocket gopher. View of a Botta's pocket gopher (Thomomys bottae) peeking from its burrow entrance. This animal spends most of its life underground in complex burrow systems. The burrow systems, usually occupied by a single gopher, may cover an area as large as 200 square metres. The tunnels are usually around 20 centimetres beneath the surface, although nests and food storage chambers may be as deep as 2 metres. These gophers eat plants, mainly roots and fleshy plants they encounter while digging. They find food using their well-developed sense of smell. They rarely venture onto the ground, and never stray far from their holes. Photographed in USA.

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