What Is Chewing Roots Off Rose Bushes

Question From: Sulphur Springs, Texas, United States
Q: what could be chewing the roots of my rose bushes, I watched my plant and could see it shaking, so i pulled it up and there was not roots. Looks like some one took a knife to the roots.

A: Penny, I live in Michigan so I don't know what animals chew on roses in Texas, but I think it is a gopher. Check with your county extension to see how to rid your garden of these pests. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy.