Ever wonder where pocket gophers go when they burrow underground? They have quite a complicated system of tunnels, runways, a nest for babies, a pantry for storing food, and even a toilet area for waste. Pretty civilized, if you ask me.
We normally don’t see the actual gopher, only the dirt mounds of soil that has been pushed up above the surface and an occasional hole which serves as their escape route. But as you can see from the diagram below, the pocket gopher has a pretty cozy abode.
Where do gophers go when it rains? In heavy flooding, they drown. On an ordinary rainy day, they simply hunker down and tolerate it.