Pocket Gopher

a photo of a pocket gopher
This Northern pocket gopher (Thomomys talpoides), a representative of the Geomyidae - the pocket gopher family of rodents, is showing its teeth and claws. Like all rodents, its self-sharpening teeth continue to grow throughout its life.

Photo courtesy of Rocky Mountain National Park

Last updated: March 31, 2012

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