Gophers are small burrowing rodents that live in underground tunnels. Their life is primarily spent digging tunnels and creating burrows for themselves and their families. They are herbivores and feed on roots, bulbs, and other underground plant parts. Gophers are solitary animals and only come together to mate. They are active throughout the year and do not hibernate. Overall, the life of a gopher is focused on survival and maintaining their underground home.
Gophers are not typically considered dangerous to humans. However, they can cause damage to crops, gardens, and lawns with their burrowing and feeding habits. In some cases, their burrows can also pose a tripping hazard for livestock or people walking in the area.