what kind of animals are these? DSC00492

what kind of animals are these?   DSC00492
2008-03-03 16:37:00
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Paul D Blake: guinea pigs?
noromdiam: After a google search, these seem to be Pocket Gophers:

Thomomys mazama
sean dreilinger: dang iwei, thanks for the research. there were about a dozen of them on the lawn at the kaiser permanente office, and they weren't bothered by me until i was a few feet away. maybe that's why they're a species of concern.
miss.love: so they can just go out on the front lawn and pick out some test subjects. how CON-VEEN-IENT!
Neeta Lind: these are gophers, bill murray and I hate them. where's my hose?
miss.love: you mean “varmints”?

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