You know it is a sure sign of spring when the gophers have woken up from their long winter sleep. For the non-Canadians who read my blog they live in colonies in burrows under the ground kinda like meerkats and are actually really cute. They have lookouts just like the meerkats as well watching for hawks, snakes and of course our family dogs!!!
They are also called prairie dogs as they bark warnings to each other for oncoming danger (although it sounds more like a loud chirp than a bark). It is quite the chorus when Zack is about. This chirping is what alerts Zack that the gophers are about.
This is what a gopher looks like when it sees Zack - barking a very loud warning LOL!!!
Zack found the holes but the gophers had all disappeared underground
I think it is the chirping noise that sets Zack in a frenzy - he sees them occasionally running for their lives but so far he is not quick enough to catch one as they always disappear down their holes first. He seems totally bewildered as to where they went. Luckily Zack is not a digger but he has fun with the chase. Once the gopher has gone "down the hatch" Zack looks at me as if it was all my fault they disappeared LOL !!!!
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