Monday, August 10, 2009


Yeah, two days of posts on here in a row. I hope this will become more common.


Although these compact rodents are technically Richardson's Ground Squirrels they are without fail refered to as gophers by the general public in Saskatchewan.


These particular gophers live by the train tracks on Warman Road, just behind a bus stop, across the street from a 7/11 and Canarama Centre shopping mall. Not surprisingly they are quite tame, allowing me to get fairly close while taking pictures, although the use of the zoom feature on my camera makes them seem closer than they actually were. This bus stop is near where this previous photo was taken. CN Rail apparently doesn't consider their burrowing much of a problem, as they've been residing there for several years.

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