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gopher

and gofer (ˈgofɚ)
1. n. someone who goes for things and brings them back. (From go for.) You got a gopher who can go get some coffee?
2. n. a dupe; a pawn; an underling. The guy’s just a gofer. He has no say in anything.

gopher ball

n. a baseball pitch that is hit as a home run. (When it is hit, the batter will go for home.) The center fielder did a dive over the fence trying to get the gopher ball.
See also: ball, gopher
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The association of southeastern pocket gophers with areas of xeric sandy soils is well supported in the literature (McNab, 1966; Wilkins, 1985; Wilkins, 1987; Simkin and Michener, 2005; Southern Wildlife Consultants, 2008).
This species builds intricate tunnel systems throughout its home range used for foraging and shelter, and they are built and maintained by the gopher year round.
Michael Junge, who has been trapping gophers for the past two decades and catches about 15 a day, stores the feet in a freezer in his garage.
Roger Baldwin, University of California wildlife pest management advisor, visited the UC Davis Oakville Experimental Vineyard in Napa Valley to address practical ways that vineyard managers can deal with the pocket gophers.
Great Gray Owls in the central Sierra Nevada Mountains, however, may use pocket gophers (Thomomys spp.
The plains pocket gophers (Geomys bursarius) is a species of special concern in Indiana due to a limited distribution in grassland physiographic regions of northwest Indiana (Fig.
Larry's note about putting strychnine underground and the gophers pushing the product to the surface: make sure the pesticide is well inside the tunnel and close off the entrance with a rock or dirt.
By feeding on developing grain heads, gophers were a threat that no farmer could ignore.
Today some claim that hawks, foxes and weasels are killed when they eat gophers poisoned with strychnine.
Pocket gophers prefer your garden to your lawn because they like to eat roots.
The Gophers were formed in early 1907 by saloon owner Phil "Daddy" Reid, and his partner and childhood friend, John J.
The county took care of gophers, classified as pests, so workers have been hired to even out the outfields where countless gopher holes became larger dips.
The Spartans and Hawkeyes handed Minnesota two of its three losses this season, in part by being the only two teams to hold the Gophers to less than 200 rushing yards.
Coupled with the wolf question is that of the destruction of crops by gophers, which is the direct cause of the greater financial loss to the Territories as a whole, than the losses suffered by our ranchers through the depredations committed by wolves.