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Gopher Tortoise

Gopherus polyphemus

Description:

A very large female gopher tortoise, larger than most sources list at nearly 18in long and 15 or so lbs. Also found her burrow and feeding trail.

Habitat:

Preserved pine rocklands.

Notes:

She had been living in an isolated preserved area for who knows how long, and had never been spotted or tagged before this. Has not been seen again since.

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BenHoldridge
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BenHoldridge

Florida, USA

Spotted on Aug 7, 2013
Submitted on Sep 9, 2014

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