PocketGopher - They can be found widely distributed in North America, extending into Central America. All pocket gophers are burrowing rodents, and their cheek pouches are used for transporting food back to their burrows. Their presence is announced by the appearance of mounds of fresh dirt about 20 cm in diameter. These mounds will often appear in vegetable gardens, lawns or farms, as gophers like moist soil. They also enjoy feeding on vegetables. For this reason, some species are considered agricultural pests. They can also damage trees in the forest.