Sunday, May 04, 2014

Florida's Indigenous Tortoise

The Gopher Tortoise, now endangered.

I played with them often as a child in Florida. The dig burrows in the sandy soil, which are also used by snakes, particularly Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnakes and the endangered Indigo Snake.


juvat said...

Has BLM been alerted? They should seize all land in Miami to preserve the turtles, at once!

Old NFO said...

BLM will take half the state, just in case... sigh