I looked carefully as we passed the BMX track down the street from our house, because lots of our so-called gophers live in tunnels they've dug there, but I didn't see any. The one we saw on the freeway looked healthy, and it was certainly spry enough, as it got safely across four lanes of traffic.
Although there are a few small patches of snow left on the north side of our house, the outside temperature as I write this (3:40 pm) is 19 degrees Celsius, which is equivalent to 66 degrees Fahrenheit.
I'm submitting this post to Misty Dawn's Camera Critters as an extra this week.
|There are three "gophers" in this photo, but two are hiding in last summer's long green grass and one is acting as lookout. It doesn't seem too worried about Dick and Lindy.|
© Richard Schear, photo, 2011
Richardson's Ground Squirrel, Wikipedia photo