Gophers do go-fer it …

When the endangered Gopher Tortoises around me surface to eat they really ‘go-fer’ it. They are simply adorable. Before we built our house, we got our area’s wildlife officer to double check the plot & she actually found 3 burrows around, fortunately not in the center. So I (yes, me) got down on sand and mud to build 3 silt fences and gave specific instructions to the builder ~ no filldirt, no digging, no littering behind the fences ~ so as to protect our precious Gopher neighbors.

We have since been amply rewarded so today, when one walked right past me, I decided to take some photos to share.

Gopher sunbathing

Gopher sunbathing

Face to face encounter

Face to face encounter

Gopher crossing our 1 lane road

Gopher crossing our 1 lane road

Must have found something tasty

Must have found something tasty

My Signboard is for Real

My Signboard is for Real

Heading Home

Heading Home (where I keep native plants for them)

No chemical fertilizer, no fancy exotic flowers

No chemical fertilizers, no fancy exotic flowers; we human neighbors live behind that “Bamboo Curtain”.

In case you are curious how a hungry Gopher eats, watch this clip …

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One response to “Gophers do go-fer it …

  1. Oe hulle is pragtig. Eet hulle nie jou groente nie?

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