Baby Gophers

Three Baby Gopher

I found a huge family of baby gophers today. They don’t really look all that different from the adults (especially in the pictures) but they really are much smaller. In fact they are less than half the size of a full grown animal, and very cute!

Although commonly known as gophers, these animals are officially called Richardson’s Ground Squirrels. They are often confused with Prairie Dogs, however that is an entirely different species. No matter what they are called they are very fun to watch and extremely photogenic. I have literally made thousands of images of these funny little critters and I’m always happy to make a few more!

Baby Gophers
Baby Gopher
Baby Gophers
Baby Gophers
Baby Gophers
Baby Gopher
Baby Gopher
Baby Gopher
Baby Gopher

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Sean

Sean lives and works in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and is surrounded by majestic views of the Rocky Mountains and constantly changing prairie landscapes.While focusing on the beauty of the prairies, including the sweeping horizons, the vegetation, and the birds and animals, the Eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains are also a favorite place to wander and photograph.

2 thoughts on “Baby Gophers”

  1. Great job on the photos of these little beasts!
    I know most people call them pests, all kinds of things eat them (coyotes,birds of prey, etc.), or try to kill them (people) but I think they are great to watch and look forward to seeing them each spring.
    Rob

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