While my grandmother was busy about supper, I settled myself on the wooden bench behind the stove and got acquainted with the cat-- he caught not only rats and mice, but gophers, I was told.
The big yellow and brown ones won't hurt you; they're bull-snakes and help to keep the gophers down.
The gophers scurried up and down the ploughed ground.
He planted at all seasons, and it was accepted by the community that what did not rot in the ground was evenly divided between the gophers
and trespassing cows.
You take the branch next the willow stump, I b'lieve; or else the branch by the gopher holes; or else--"
The first one is by the elm tree, and the second is by the gopher holes; and then--"
And I saw the gopher holes, too, and the dead stump; but they're not here now.
And when he was supposed to be working in the corn-fields, and the tall stalks hid him from Mombi's view, Tip would often dig in the gopher
holes, or if the mood seized him -- lie upon his back between the rows of corn and take a nap.
They were content to let the small mine-owners gopher
out what they could, for there would be millions in the leavings.
I set Ah Wee and a little cuss named Gopher
to cutting the timber.
Within longleaf pine communities, southeastern pocket gophers
not only contribute to the integrity of the historic faunal community but also enhance habitat quality through creation of refugia for amphibian (Funderburg and Lee, 1968; Blihovde, 2006), reptile (Mount, 1963; Funderburg and Lee, 1968) and several obligate arthropod commensals (Pembleton and Williams, 1978; Skelley and Kovarik, 2001) and through soil turnover (Simkin and Michener, 2005).
in ecosystems: patterns and mechanisms.