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What is this?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Desert Rooster, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Or shall i say, what was it? I caught it making LOTS AND LOTS of holes in the run but couldn't get it till today, i even saw it pull a corn cob down one of the holes.
    Its about the size of a coke can, What is it?

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  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Ground Hog? or Prairie Dog?

    Imp- Just guessing
     
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  3. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Its about the length of a coke can
     
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  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:Some species of rat.

    Imp
     
  5. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Could be, but during the day? it has large brownish upper teeth [​IMG]
    Quote:Some species of rat.

    Imp
     
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  6. def not groundhog or praire dog. That is just a good sized rat.
     
  7. chicktwins

    chicktwins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with some sort of rat. Prairie Dogs and Groundhogs have short tails like barely there at all, nubs.
     
  8. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Could be, i doubt we have Prairie Dogs and Groundhogs in the desert.
    Quote:
     
  9. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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    Appears to be a Gopher....
     
  10. dewey

    dewey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a mountain pocket gopher.
     

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