Southeastern Pocket Gopher

Least concern conservation status
OrderRodentia
FamilyGeomyidae
GenusGeomys
Binomial nameGeomis pinetis
Southeastern Pocket Gopher range map

The Southeastern pocket gopher is a rodent that lives in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. They are a very small gopher, with fur-lined cheeks that are used to store food.

Their powerful incisors are useful to chew through roots they find underground. This species can have a life-span of up to 5 years. They can reach a total length of 260 mm and a weight of up to 176 grams.

The Southeastern pocket gopher is sometimes referred at as sandy mounders by the locals because their location can be easily spotted by the sandy mounds formed by the construction of their tunnels.