Southeastern pocket gopher emerging from its tunnel
Are Pocket Gophers Underground Farmers?
A study finds that roots grow deeper than typical into southeastern pocket gophers tunnel networks, raising the possibility that the rodents cultivate their food.
Are Pocket Gophers Underground Farmers?
Are Pocket Gophers Underground Farmers?

A study finds that roots grow deeper than typical into southeastern pocket gophers tunnel networks, raising the possibility that the rodents cultivate their food.

A study finds that roots grow deeper than typical into southeastern pocket gophers tunnel networks, raising the possibility that the rodents cultivate their food.

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