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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: YUCCA—YUM!




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April 21, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) – Dan Connors spotted this enterprising ground squirrel, a member of the gopher family. 
 
Gophers generally cannot eat the Yucca flowers as the spiny leaves protect the plant,” he observed.  “This one grew up next to a rock pile, and the gopher jumped from the rock pile to the Yucca stalk. The top of the Yucca stalk is deformed--never seen one like that, but it made a nice seat for the gopher.”