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Gopher tortoises are an ancient species that inhabit the sandhills in the Southeast. They are a threatened species since the sandhills are really great places to put houses.
  • A baby gopher tortoise fits in the palm of your hand.
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  • This classic gopher toirtoise burrow demonstrates the elongated shape and broad apron of excavated soil at the mouth of the borrow.  Fresh tracks and other marks are visible on the apron in front of the burrow.
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  • This gopher tortoise heads back to his burrow.  The tortoises are listed as endangered in Florida due to habitat loss.
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  • This tortoise has retreated into his shell and is waiting for the camera to leave.
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  • This gopher tortoise grabs a bite on the run as he heads back to his burrow.  The tortoises are listed as endangered in Florida due to habitat loss.
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  • This gopher tortoise heads back to his burrow.  The tortoises are listed as endangered in Florida due to habitat loss.
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  • This gopher tortoise heads back to his burrow.  The tortoises are listed as endangered in Florida due to habitat loss.
    aegopher to...jpg