Difficult to tell apart from other pocket gophers and rarely seen although the extensive tunnel systems are clues to their presence. The Northern Pocket Gopher is the most adaptable and widest ranging of the pocket gophers. Usually brown, gray and light brown in color with flat fur. They are active year-round.
Mid to large sized pocket gopher that inhabits sandy soils. Usually yellow to pink tint is noticeable on faces with dark brown to gray body and white to light orange belly. They create extensive underground burrows and are considered agricultural pests.