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Gopher_tortoise The gopher tortoise is seen as a keystone species because it digs burrows that provide shelter for at least 360 other animal species. They are threatened by predation and habitat destruction. The gopher tortoise is a representative of the genus Gopherus, which contains the only tortoises native to North America. This species of gopher tortoise is the state reptile of Georgia and the state tortoise of Florida. Beauty,By it's self,CloseUp,Daylight,Detail,Fall,Florida,Geotagged,Gopher tortoise,Gopherus polyphemus,Nature,Single,United States,Wild,Wild Life,beautiful,photo by T.G Click/tap to enlarge

Gopher_tortoise

The gopher tortoise is seen as a keystone species because it digs burrows that provide shelter for at least 360 other animal species. They are threatened by predation and habitat destruction. The gopher tortoise is a representative of the genus Gopherus, which contains the only tortoises native to North America. This species of gopher tortoise is the state reptile of Georgia and the state tortoise of Florida.

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  1. sorry not the best image, but was in a rush at that moment for a different shoot. Posted 2 years ago
    1. The image looks fine, nomad, thanks for sharing.
      PS: no need to include Wikipedia text, as you can see JungleDragon automatically tries to do this as part of species identification. You can use the description field instead for the actual photo you took.
      Posted 2 years ago

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The gopher tortoise 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 at least 360 other animal species. They are threatened by predation and habitat destruction.

The gopher tortoise is a representative of the genus ''Gopherus'', which contains the only tortoises native to North America. This species of gopher tortoise is the state reptile of Georgia and the.. more

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Uploaded Apr 10, 2017. Captured Dec 12, 2015 10:43 in FL-25, Palmdale, FL 33944, USA.
  • LGMS395
  • f/2.7
  • 1/238s
  • ISO100
  • 3.43mm