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Gopher Tortoise

Gopherus polyphemus

Description:

Land tortoise that builds its nest in the sand dunes underground with their large digging 'toes'. These tortoises can grow to be very large.

Habitat:

Beaches, seaside, sand dunes

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1 Comment

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 9 years ago

Hi there. I've gone ahead and have updated the scientific name for you. :-)

bitters27
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bitters27

Fernandina Beach, Florida, USA

Spotted on Jul 7, 2012
Submitted on Jul 8, 2012

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