We’ve gotten a lot of calls about “prairie dogs” that are actually gophers. Know your signs!
Their mounds look like this. The fresh dirt is a dead give away. Notice that there is no discernable opening. When the burrows collapse you might see a 1-2″ hole. These are not prairie dogs.
If you want to read more about pocket gophers, and how to handle them when they are in your yard, please read our Pocket Gopher Protocol.
I found a recent article about pocket gophers which contains some excellent pictures, one showing the “pockets.” To read the article click here.