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Gopher Tortoise Juvenile

Gopherus polyphemus

Description:

This is a young Gopher Tortoise perhaps 3" long. He looks way more colorful than the adults I usually see.

Habitat:

Seen while doing a FL Scrub Jay survey at S. Venice Lemon Bay Preserve: coastal scrub/flatwoods

Notes:

Gopher tortoises are herbivore scavengers. Their diets contains over 300 species of plants. They consume a very wide range of plants, but mainly eat broad-leaved grass,regular grass, wiregrass, and terrestrial legumes. Take a look at the video and watch this little guy chow down.

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37 Comments (1–25)

ceherzog
ceherzog 5 years ago

Thanks Manugreen & gatorfellows!

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 5 years ago

wonderful spotting - congratulations on NGSOTW :)

ira080808
ira080808 5 years ago

you're welcome ceherzog :)

ceherzog
ceherzog 5 years ago

Thanks Gerardo, candef1, and Ira

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 5 years ago

Great video Congratulations !

ceherzog
ceherzog 5 years ago

It was in a natural area in Venice Florida...

ira080808
ira080808 5 years ago

very nice :)

ceherzog
ceherzog 5 years ago

Thanks Noel & Isabella

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 5 years ago

Beautiful photos and video! Congrats!

ceherzog
ceherzog 5 years ago

Thanks Bernadette, Ardasha & Vivian!

vivianpoma
vivianpoma 5 years ago

Congratulations!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 5 years ago

Congos! Nice video :)

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 5 years ago

Congrats!! Love the video!

ceherzog
ceherzog 5 years ago

Thanks surekha!

surekha
surekha 5 years ago

What a cute little guy! Congratulations, ceherzog!

ceherzog
ceherzog 5 years ago

Thanks for all your kind comments!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 5 years ago

Congratulations ceherzog, wonderful sharing, thanks for video,

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 5 years ago

Lovely spotting! Congrats on NGSOTW Claire!

Congrats and thanks for sharing the information

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 5 years ago

Congratulations ceherzog, it is well deserved, indeed. Great spotting.

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 5 years ago

Awesome congrats ceherzog :)

ceherzog
ceherzog 5 years ago

Thanks Carol

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 5 years ago

WOW! Congratulations! I didn't notice this at first. Wonderful!

ceherzog
ceherzog 5 years ago

I appreciate all your comments!

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 5 years ago

congrats!

Sarasota, Florida, USA

Lat: 27.10, Long: -82.45

Spotted on Jun 28, 2013
Submitted on Jun 28, 2013

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