This guy was found right off the Gordon River Walk trail which is near a Gopher Tortoise preserve. Lots of flooded wetlands around and dry brush. Saw many snakes as well.
This little guy was found inside a Gopher Tortoise preserve. He was eating some of the grass. About the size of a large hand.
The property I live on has about three or four gopher tortoises living on it.
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.