Just entered burrow under exposed
05/16/2010, 4:29 PM
Canon PowerShot SD700 IS, 1/500 sec, f/5.5, 23.2mm (5.8 to 23.2), ISO Auto
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.