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The Gopher Tortoise

Gee, why do you think they call it that?


Sorry, I don't yet have any information on this rare tortoise. Conservation efforts are under way at Eglin Air Force Base by their crack team of wildlife conservationists, the Jackson Guard. All I know is that they live in Florida and dig burrows twelve to fifteen feet deep into sandy soil, and these burrows are used heavily by snakes, frogs, and burrowing owls as dens. In fact, so heavily that the disappearance of the gopher tortoise is threatening a whole range of rare wildlife.

As soon as I have concrete information on this vital reptile, I'll post it on the Conservation Hot List.


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