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Gopher tortoise

Gopherus polyphemus


Gopher tortoises have shoved - like front legs that help them to dig, and their back legs are strong and sturdy. As adults they are mostly brownish gray with a yellowish tan underside. Dry, sandy uplands, such as oak - sandhills, scrub, pine flatwoods, and coastal dunes of the southeastern United States.

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Florida, USA

Spotted on Jun 10, 2017
Submitted on Jun 10, 2017

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