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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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They hope to gather more eggs to hatch, raise and release in areas without gopher tortoises.
Sample Site Selection.--We selected 50 locations exhibiting fresh pocket gopher mounding activity (hereafter, active sites).
Upon capture, we dusted pocket gophers with 0.25% Permethrin to remove potential ectoparasites.
Caption: Gopher tortoises are a threatened species in Florida.
Gopher tortoises are heavily protected by environmental laws on federal wildlife refuges and national parks.
The common species associated with pocket gopher mounds in disturbed dry sand prairie were the perennials Eragrostis trichoides and Opuntia humifusa with importance values of 69.1 and 28.1 respectively.
Gopher feet are a pricey commodity in some Minnesota townships, paying about $3 for a pair of feet to control the rodent population that destroys farmers' fields.
The gopher seemed quite happy with his home, despite it being perilously close to the pad where astronauts blast off for the International Space Station.
Some traps are effective for larger animals but too big for gopher tunnels.
He was also spectacular as the quarterback of the Golden Gopher football team.
Key words: Botta's Pocket Gopher, cattle grazing, Great Gray Owl, meadows, Mountain Pocket Gopher, Sierra Nevada Mountains, Strix nebulosa, Thomomys bottae, Thomomys monticola