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Brown rodent with large, pocket cheeks and a light tan color around the mouth. It has intimidatingly large, flat teeth that it will use to defend itself. The claws are long and are used for digging the burrows.
Burrows in the ground along trail at Kit Carson park
"...native to western North America, from California east to Texas and from southern Utah and Colorado south to Mexico. It is also known in some sources as valley pocket gopher, particularly in California. Their most characteristic features are their large cheek pouches, from which the word "pocket" in their name derives. " - Wikipedia
Spotted on Feb 3, 2012
Submitted on Feb 3, 2012
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