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Gopher Tortoise

Gopherus polyphemus

Description:

A very patient listener who resides near one of the trails in Florida's Honeymoon Island Park. It is a "vulnerable" species under state and international law, due to development and habitat loss.

Habitat:

Sandy coastal areas. Strictly a vegetarian.

Notes:

Honeymoon Island Park is a preserve set aside for the conservation of these tortoises.

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3 Comments

MitchRay
MitchRay 8 years ago

10-4

ScottRobertLadd
ScottRobertLadd 8 years ago

Yeah, I know the species, I just klutzed the posting. :)

MitchRay
MitchRay 8 years ago

If you're in the Eastern US, that's a Gopher Tortoise. What an amazing critter, good spot.

ScottRobertLadd
Spotted by
ScottRobertLadd

Dunedin, Florida, USA

Lat: 28.07, Long: -82.83

Spotted on Apr 5, 2011
Submitted on Apr 5, 2011

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