That's a Harris's antelope ground squirrel. Pocket gophers aren't as cute. (I got bitten by one once, I should know!)
THANK YOU! I actually did a google search for images of pocket gophers and this fellow DID look cuter but I did not know about antelope ground squirrels. I appreciate the correction!
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