|Common Name:||Gopher, Western Pocket|
|Scientific Name:||Thomomys mazama|
|Family:||Geomyidae (Pocket Gophers)|
|Area:||Fairview Wetlands - Salem, Oregon|
|Date:||December 26, 2014|
The other close species, the Northern Pocket Gopher has round ears, the Western Pocket Gopher has pointed ears.
|Reference:||National Audubon Society Field Guide to Mammals by Whitaker||