Monday, August 26, 2013

Baby Florida Gopher Tortoise

The gopher tortoise is born with the right tools for digging

Gopherus polyphemus

Eventually, he overcame his fear and made a hasty retreat

Look at that cute little mug.
Unfortunately, two of his siblings were killed nearby on the road. Cars are a major threat to all ages of gopher tortoise. If you live in the same area as gopher tortoises, please be careful of these gentle animals.

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