Gopher Tortoise
The gopher tortoise occupies upland habitat throughout Florida, including forests, fields, roadsides and residential yards. Gopher tortoises dig deep burrows for shelter and forage on low-growing plants. In Florida, gopher tortoises are a threatened species protected by state law.

For more information:
myfwc.com/GopherTortoise

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