This months background wallpaper image is a pair of Baby Gophers playing together in a grassy field outside of Calgary on a beautiful spring day. Baby gophers don’t look all that different from the adults (especially in pictures) but they really are much smaller. In fact they are less than half the size of a full-grown animal, and they are very cute!
Although everyone calls these cute little critters gophers, they are officially known as Richardson’s Ground Squirrels. They are often confused with Prairie Dogs, but that is a completely different species (much more rare, and not found in the Calgary area). No matter what they are called they are very fun to watch and extremely photogenic. I really look forward to spring every year and I always take some time out to play with the gophers. Hopefully the rain will stop soon and we’ll all have a chance to get outside to enjoy it!
Additional Images – Baby Gopher Gallery
To install the image as your desktop background, simply click on the link below that corresponds to the file resolution you would like to use. When the larger image appears in your browser window right-click on the picture and select “Set as Desktop Background…”.
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