Gopher tortoise

Gopher tortoise

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Caption: Juvenile gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus). This tortoise lives in the south-eastern USA. It spends most of its time foraging for grasses, herbs, leaves and occasionally fruits and berries. In the summer it lives in sandy areas, retreating at night into a burrow which it digs itself. In the winter it hibernates in pine forests. Photographed in Ocala National Forest, Florida.

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Keywords: america, american, animal, baby, florida, gopher tortoise, gopherus polyphemus, herbivore, herbivorous, juvenile, nature, ocala national forest, reptile, reptilia, united states, us, usa, wildlife, young, zoology

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