Striped gopher

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Salve&Fluffer, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. Salve&Fluffer

    Salve&Fluffer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look at what I found locked up in the sunflower seed bucket in the outhouse. Chippy (the name of the striped gopher) must have gotten inside when we left the cover open and didn't even move when I covered it. I put the bucket on its side so he could leave, and I got this picture with a non-zoom camera. By the way, striped gophers (also known as 13-lined ground squirrels) eat weed seeds, insects, and animals that are already dead, so I don't consider them pests.
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  2. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    He is adorable!
     
  3. THough1956

    THough1956 Chillin' With My Peeps

    How cute and refreshing to see you did not kill him!!! Seems the norm on here sometimes.

    Is that the same as a chipmunk?
     
  4. whitecra

    whitecra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Oklahoma
    The gophers around here all live under the ground and make a mess of your yard. That looks like a chipmunks that we have around here.
    Chris
     
  5. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Hamilton C. FL
    I couldn't kill something that cute. lol
    I always catch spotted skunks in my live trap and let them go.To cute to kill,plus I'm not sure if they are protected or not.

    ETA- I wish we had chipmunks around here.We only have squirrels or shall I say "tree rats".
     
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  6. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    So cute!

    We have a little squirrel that lives in our front yard, and I see him almost every day collecting walnuts - he's very entertaining the way he flips his tail around. THe chickens were scared of him at first but now they don't give a hoot!
     
  7. Gonzo_MN

    Gonzo_MN Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, you don't hear too many University of Minnesota alumni and fans complaining about gophers

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  8. Rooster#3

    Rooster#3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not a chipmunk
     
  9. fasbendera

    fasbendera Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go Gophers! Yup no complaints from MN about that gopher.
     
  10. Salve&Fluffer

    Salve&Fluffer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is not a chipmunk, but at first I thought it was, and that's why its name is Chippy.
     

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