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Are Ground Squirrels & Gophers the Same Thing?

Question:  Are  Ground Squirrels and a Gophers the same burrowing rodent?
Answer: It depends upon who you ask.
It's common for people in Canada, Montana, and Minnesota refer to ground squirrels as "gophers."  Technically, they are wrong, but what matters is that is that the person they are communicating with uses the same term. 
Some others, think that ground squirrels and gophers are the same digging critter or they truly have no idea what they are dealing with and they call them the first word that comes to mind. Often that word or words are not fit to print - especially if the burrowing rodents are causing extensive damage and their holes are a safety hazard.
Ground squirrels and Gophers actually fairly easy to tell apart. The Gopher is chunkier with beady eyes, small ears, and buck teeth.The Ground Squirrel is sleeker with larger eyes, perky ears, and their front teeth don't dominate their face.  GROUND SQUIRREL
Gophers are underground eaters and love plant roots. A…