On October 27, 2013 we took a second walk around the Forest Nature Center, Broward County, Fl.
XplorMor got a picture of a Gopher Tortoise.
Took this photo on the Legacy Trail near Central Sarasota Parkway in Sarasota, Fl at sunset on 8/11/13. Is this a gopher tortoise?
The gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) is a species of the Gopherus genus native to the southeastern United States. The gopher tortoise is seen as a keystone species because it digs burrows that provide shelter for 360 other animal species. They are threatened by predation and habitat destruction.