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Gofer

An employee responsible for making coffee, picking up dry cleaning and other menial tasks. While gofers have low status and usually are poorly paid, they may have access to important persons in the company or industry. This may in turn help gofers advance their careers. This is especially the case in the entertainment sector.
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We used Victor kill traps (Woodstream Corporation, Lititz, Pennsylvania) to collect pocket gophers in every month from January 2010-July 2011 at a single location 6 km E of Spearsville in northern Union Parish, Louisiana.
The findings showed that in waterlogging prone areas, the gophers slowly shift tiny amounts of earth upwards to try to stay dry.
In some studies, gophers have reduced alfalfa yields by up to 46 percent.
When gophers move into the field on the south side of the barn, strange things begin to happen.
The Gophers in Farmer Burrows' Field demonstrates that clouds can, indeed, have linings of silver
We conducted surveys for plains pocket gophers (Geomyos bursarius) in nine counties in central and northern Indiana.
The anticoagulants bring death slowly, making poisoned gophers easier for predators to catch, which, in turn, can sicken the predators.
Two species of pocket gophers occur in Arkansas, Geomys breviceps (Baird's pocket gopher) and Geomys bursarius ozarkensis (Ozark pocket gopher) (Elrod et al.
Coyotes used to be more visible in our neighborhood and they would eat the gophers but since the coyotes have just about disappeared, the gophers have taken over.
They have informative pamphlets on pocket gophers and ideas.
Try This: Pocket gophers spend most of their time underground, but you may see where they've been.
A plague of gophers that has been chewing into farmers' profits since the early 1990s.