a ground squirrel marked with stripes, especially the thirteen-lined ground squirrel.
Origin of striped gopher
An Americanism dating back to 1940–45
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The animals known as the "grey-gopher" and the "striped-gopher" are no gophers at all, but species of ground squirrels.Science of Trapping
Elmer Harry Kreps