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Is it a Ground Squirrel or a Gopher?

Do you know the difference between a Ground Squirrel and a Gopher?

If you are battling burrowing rodents on your property, after awhile you might just start channeling Carl Spackler, Bill Murray's character in the movie, Caddyshack.

Remember when Sandy McFiddish, the head groundskeeper of the golf course told Carl, in his rich Scottish accent, "Carl, I want you to kill all the golfers on the golf course."?

Carl replied, " Correct me if I'm wrong Sandy, but if I kill all the golfers they'll lock me up and throw away the key."

Sandy yelled, " Not golfers, you great fool! Gophers, rodents! THE LITTLE BROWN, FURRY THINGS!"

Carl replied, "We can do that. We don't even need a reason."



Remember that destructive dancing gopher in Caddyshack? (Be patient...it has a long intro.)
 
 
Most of the people that visit this blog, do have a reason. They want those destructive diggers to just stop destroying their land and devouring their crops. The first step is to identify what you are dealing with.


GOPHER



GROUND SQUIRREL


Gophers are underground eaters and love plant roots. Although sometimes they eat above ground.
Ground Squirrels usually forage above ground, eating food producing plants, ornamentals and at times, insects.
 
Gophers are nocturnal and are above ground at night.
Ground Squirrels are diurnal and are above ground during the day.
 
Gophers have crescent shaped plugged holes
Ground Squirrels do not hide their holes - they do not plug the top.
 
GOPHER HOLE
GROUND SQUIRREL HOLE


 
Gophers are solitary animals and can have up to a 2000 ft. territory.
Ground Squirrels live in colonies that can consist of several dozen animals.
 
For detailed information on ground squirrels and gophers, visit the following UC Davis, IPM sites:
 
Gophers
 
Ground Squirrels
 
In "Caddyshack," Bill Murray's character, Carl, was out to get a Gopher.
The Burrow Blocker battles Ground Squirrels.
 
Before you start acting like too much like Carl Spackler, and break out the explosives, contact me. I'll help you find a safer and saner solution.
 
~Lisa
 
 
 
 
 
 

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  1. Very good info thank you! Thought I had gophers but now realize its probably squirrels (which Ive seen around). Love those Caddyshack lines too, they made my day.

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