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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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Mounds were detected opportunistically from roads while trapping gophers for a concurrent telemetry study.
bursarius (TK 185046) were collected by the same Macabee Pocket Gopher trap placed in the same burrow system.
We transported pocket gophers in three separate events: 19-20 February 2014, 24-25 February 2014, and 21-22 March 2014.
A Minnesota mother and son have been accused of stealing thousands of dollars' worth of gopher feet 6 a serious crime in Harmony Township, located 120 miles outside of Minneapolis.
Voles and ground squirrels are easy targets for avian predators, but gophers spend most of their time underground.
The grassland physiographic regions of Indiana are the only portions of the state where gophers have been located (Conaway 1947: Tuszynski 1971; Thorne 1989).
COUNTRYSIDE: I was reading about Larry's problem with pocket gophers.
22 is good business as well as good sport," but the primary weapon in the farmer's arsenal against gophers was poison.
Meanwhile, Sinikka Crosland, president of Vancouver's Responsible Animal Care Society, suggests deploying sonic devices, light deterrents and plastic owls to create disturbances, to discourage gophers from entering neighbouring crops.
However, thanks to traveling secretary Irving Williams' acumen in scheduling games and garnering publicity, and Reid's "determination to succeed at all costs," the Gophers were soon competing against the best town teams and semi-pro clubs in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and the Dakotas, winning a reported 92 games, with only 15 losses and 2 ties--a remarkable .