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Gopher, or pocket gopher, burrowing rodent of the family Geomyidae, native to North and Central America. The gopher is a solitary animal, from 5 to 12 in (13 to 30 cm) in length, with large claws and very long teeth. It has fur-lined outside cheek pouches for carrying food and nesting material.

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