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His seedlings baked in the sun, or were eaten by gophers, rabbits and rodents.

If gophers do purposely aid the growth of food in this way, it might count as a simple type of farming.

What qualifies the gophers as farmers and sets them apart from, say, cattle … is that gophers cultivate and maintain this ideal environment for roots to grow.

Tunnel digging takes a lot of energy — up to 3,400 times as much as walking along the surface for gophers.

The pair took root samples from soil adjacent to 12 gopher tunnels and extrapolated how much root mass a gopher would encounter as it excavated a meter of tunnel.

The critters resemble the gopher from Caddyshack… if it had rabies.

Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.

Ivanpah, which is 3,500 acres, ran into trouble a while ago when endangered desert gopher tortoises were found on the site.

Not to mention Al Franken, Sonny Bono, Jesse Ventura, and Fred Grandy, who played Gopher on The Love Boat.

I wudden't be surprised to know that a bear had a tillyphone in his room, an' that th' gopher complained iv his gas bills.

"It's my idea that the gopher isn't in here at all," announced Curley, with emphasis.

Why, you could have knocked me down with the kick of a gopher I was so dumfounded!

In the east there is White Gopher, who gnaws with his strong teeth.

"The gopher'll do it, too; he's a clumsy lout," he answered, referring to Stacy in a withering tone.


On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to gopher, such as: grunt, peon, bottom person on the totem pole, gal friday, go-getter, and guy friday.

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