Gophers can be found throughout Canada. These little pests are known for their burrowing behavior. Gophers can be very detrimental to yards, gardens, and pastures. Description Gophers are about 15cm in length. Pocket gophers tails, like other rodents, are completely hairless. Their name comes from their fur-lined cheeks which are used as pockets to hold both food and nesting materials (not unlike our domestic pet hamsters). Breeding Once they invade your property, gophers establish breeding populations.