My dog and cats caught lots of roof rats last year... We've done MAJOR yard cleanup to help get rid of them. Haven't seen any in ages, although I still see an occasional hollowed out citrus (but not often). So...early this week I found a dead gopher in the pool. Yesterday found a partially eaten gopher on the front sidewalk. Half an hour ago I found a largely decomposed gopher near the back wall. And 5 minutes ago I found half of a head (still quite fresh) plus some sort of organ on the back porch. I *think* it's gopher, not rat, but not enough to say for certain. YUCK!!!! We have lived here for eleven and a half years and have never had a gopher on our property, although other neighbors have had them!