Brevard County, Florida, US
Leaving a Pline Flatwoods and feeding on some grass.
Made an attempt to cross the road from the arboretum.
baby gopher tortoise in middle of trail, feeding on vegetation
Gopher tortoise along the fire loop trail in the UCF Arboretum natural areas.
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.