The gopher got its name from French settlers who named it “gaufre,” which means “honeycomb”...that’s what the structure of the gopher’s den most closely resembles.
A good source for potting soil is the dirt from gopher mounds. It’s already pulverized and the gopher has removed all the seeds.
In water, a muskrat can kill a mink...and will. On land, a mink can kill a muskrat...and will.
Some mink farmers once used pink lights over their cages. That produced mostly males. But they get better pelts from females. So they switched to blue lights. That produces mostly females.
Muskrats are called muskrats because they smell funny.
People in Holland trap thousands of muskrats every year to prevent them from boring holes in their dikes.
Gopher in field
Did you know...
Next to Harold Lloyd’s footprints, however, are the most notable feature of Lloyd’s block: his handprints. Due to his right hand having only three fingers (resultant from his bomb accident; see February’s Article of the Month for the whole story), Harold had to wear gloves, and on both hands, to assure similar impressions.