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Gopher Tortoise

Gopherus polyphemus

Description:

The gopher tortoise is a large tortoise that is named for its burrowing ability. It digs long burrows where it spends most of its time.

Habitat:

dry, sandy inland areas

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1 Comment

beaker98
beaker98 5 years ago

Awesome capture Stephanie! I spent an entire week in this exact location looking for one of these and never did find one. Great job!

Stephanie R.
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Stephanie R.

Fort Myers, Florida, United States

Spotted on Apr 1, 2016
Submitted on Apr 1, 2016

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