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Gopher Tortoise - Gopherus polyphemus

(Daudin, 1802)
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  Adult, Sarasota County, Florida  
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Adult in burrow, Sarasota County, Florida Adult, Sarasota County, Florida
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Adult, Sarasota County, Florida Adult, Sarasota County, Florida Adult, Sarasota County, Florida  
       
Habitat and Burrows
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Burrow, Highlands County, Florida Burrow, Highlands County, Florida Burrow, Highlands County, Florida Burrow, Highlands County, Florida
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Burrow, Highlands County, Florida Burrow, Highlands County, Florida Burrow, Highlands County, Florida Burrow, Highlands County, Florida
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Burrow, Sarasota County, Florida Burrow, Sarasota County, Florida Burrow, Sarasota County, Florida Tortoise in Burrow,
Sarasota County, Florida
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Burrow, Charlton County, Georgia Burrow, Charlton County, Georgia Tortoise in Habitat,
Sarasota County, Florida

Habitat, Sarasota County, Florida
Gopher Tortoise Tracks
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Tracks, Highlands County, Florida Tracks, Highlands County, Florida Tracks, Highlands County, Florida Tracks, Sarasota County, Florida
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Tracks, Sarasota County, Florida Tracks, Sarasota County, Florida Tracks, Highlands County, Florida  
       
Short Video
Gopher Tortoise      
A gopher tortoise is found on a sandy trail in Florida. At first it stays in its shell, then it slowly emerges and walks into the brush and down into its burrow on the other side of the brush. Eventually it turns around and we can see it staring out of the mouth of the burrow.      



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