Florida is Famous for many things.
There is one unusual thing that brings people to Florida and that is the REPTILES!
Most people see the reptiles that are native to Florida in Zoo's and Animal Farms, but there is that rare occasion where you catch them in their natural habitat.
One native Florida reptile has been catching my attention in it's natural habitat more than any other in particular this spring and summer.
The Florida Gopher Tortoise
Gopher Tortoises are hard to spot in their natural habitat because they dig deep, long burrows in the ground in the dunes and forrest.
A Gopher Tortoise can easily be identified by it's appearance. They have large heads, long front legs with big claws for burrowing, and their skin can range in color from light grey to dark brown. Their back legs are shorter but also have large sharp claws. Their shell can be up to 12 inches tall and 14-15 inches long.