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Do gophers hibernate?



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Both ground squirrels, of which there are a number of species in North America, and pocket gophers are called gophers, as are groundhogs, occasionally . In Ohio, you should have the 13-lined ground squirrel, which does hibernate in the winter, but the pocket gophers are usually found further west and south. There are reports that some pocket gophers estivate, which is a period of torpor in the summer rather than winter.

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