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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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Previous studies have shown that pocket gophers either cannot swim (Hamilton 1943; Jackson 1961) or are relatively weak swimmers (test animals swam to exhaustion in less than three minutes; Kennerly 1963), and it is our contention that all pocket gopher populations in the immediate vicinity of the present-day hybrid zone likely were extirpated during the flood of 1929.
However, none of this must detract from the Herculean task that Avi Gopher has undertaken, and completed, with this study of Levantine Neolithic arrowheads.
Gopher Resource employs approximately 600 people at recycling facilities in Eagan, MN and Tampa, FL.
However, our objective was to examine factors related to pocket gopher presence in an open pine-dominated landscape.
Comparative analysis of burrow systems of seven species of pocket gophers (Rodentia: Geomyidae).
We checked voles and pocket gophers every 3-4 h to make sure they still looked healthy and had sufficient food.
Most states prohibit keeping a gopher tortoise as a pet.
It doesn't take dynamite to dispatch gophers--as Bill Murray memorably tried in the movie "Caddyshack"--but ridding a vineyard of pocket gophers can be challenging.
At these elevations, Mountain Pocket Gophers are far more common than Botta's Pocket Gopher (Ingles 1952; Jones and Baxter 2004), but gopher mounds and tunnels could not be distinguished to species level.
Subpopulation definition: First, we estimated gopher maximum dispersal distance as the square root of home range size multiplied by 40 (Bowman et al.
I did this once three months ago and I haven't see a gopher since.
Anton Mickelson, one of the primary purveyors of gopher poison at the time, became well-known in municipal circles, and a regular attendee at annual conventions, where he offered wholesale prices to municipalities.