Gopher, Botta's Pocket-

Botta's Pocket Gopher, Thomomys bottae
Hillsboro, New Mexico
March 3, 2018

Species of the Thomomys genus do not have grooves in their (2) upper incisors.  The range of this species is limited to the southern half of the western United States and northern Mexico.  During 2018 Hillsboro had a major population explosion of this species.

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