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Gopher Tortoise

Gopherus polyphemus


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.


Preserved pine rocklands.


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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Florida, USA

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

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