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Gopher Tortoise

Gopherus polyphemus

Description:

Munching on some vegetation. It walked right up to me when I was standing still and didn't seem bothered by my presence

Habitat:

A trail in the UCF Arboretum

Notes:

The gopher tortoise is seen as a keystone species because it digs burrows that provide shelter for 360 other animal species

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Machi
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Machi

Florida, USA

Spotted on May 2, 2015
Submitted on May 9, 2015

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