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Feds say gopher tortoises need protection, but won't get it soon

Gopher tortoises in Florida and Georgia deserve protection under the Endangered Species Act -- but may not get it for years, the U.

Christopher Tozier - Children's Author: Baby Florida Gopher Tortoise

The gopher tortoise is born with the right tools for digging Gopherus polyphemus Eventually, he overcame his fear and.

Christopher Tozier - Children's Author: Baby Florida Gopher Tortoise

The gopher tortoise is born with the right tools for digging Gopherus polyphemus Eventually, he overcame his fear and.

BABY GOPHER TORTOISE

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The gopher tortoise plays an important role in the lives of many other creatures. Some 300 to 400 species use active or abandoned gopher tortoise burrows, including the threatened indigo snake, gopher frog, burrowing owl, cotton mouse, rattlesnake, coachwhip snake and 32 types of spiders. An excellent excavator, the gopher tortoise digs burrows that have been documented to be as long as 47 feet and more than 18 feet deep.  Accord Real Estate - Vacation Rentals  www.accord-realestate.com

The gopher tortoise plays an important role in the lives of many other creatures. Some 300 to 400 species use active or abandoned gopher tortoise burrows, including the threatened indigo snake, gopher frog, burrowing owl, cotton mouse, rattlesnake, coachwhip snake and 32 types of spiders. An excellent excavator, the gopher tortoise digs burrows that have been documented to be as long as 47 feet and more than 18 feet deep. Accord Real Estate - Vacation Rentals www.accord-realestate.com

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