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Gopher Tortoise

Gopherus polyphemus


"The gopher tortoise is seen as a keystone species because it digs burrows that provide shelter for 360 other animal species. They are threatened by predation and habitat destruction." (Wikipedia) They are listed as threatened- vulnerable. I found this guy in Canaveral National Seashore North District (Apollo Beach), near New Smyrna Beach.

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida, USA

Spotted on Aug 13, 2012
Submitted on Aug 13, 2012

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