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Gophers 101

Quiz by: rmd    

Description: Reading about gophers. Comparative. Choral reading.
Low Intermediate
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1. Gophers look like rats -- they both have long tails.
2. Gophers have small ears and small front teeth.
3. The gopher's whiskers help them __________________.
4. The gophers whisker's help the gopher gauge the ________ of their tunnels.
5. Gophers have good eyesight, but poor senses of hearing and smell.
6. Gophers spend most of their time underground.
7. Gophers love to eat garlic!
8. A family of barn owls can eat up to ____________ gophers a year.
A gopher is larger than a hamster and has a tail that is shorter than a rat or mouse. They have small ears that don’t stick out from their head and large front teeth.

They have whiskers that help them move around and gauge the width of their tunnels.

Gophers also have keen senses of smell and hearing, but poor eyesight. Gophers rarely leave their tunnels. They spend most of their time underground.

Gophers usually won’t eat daffodils, onion or garlic plants, so you’re safe planting as many of those as you want.

A gopher’s number one enemy are barn owls. A small family of barn owls can eat up to 1000 gophers a year. Encourage barn owls to live in or near your yard by installing owl boxes.
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