Large Gopher Tortoise is Visiting

A local RV park called us out today for several things… The first call we received was for what they thought was either an armadillo hole or a turtle’s nest. They were trying to describe it over the phone but I decided it would be better if we just went out and assessed it. We arrived at just the right time the owner of the hole was just heading back home. As you’ll see in the pictures there is no mistaking this one, it’s a gopher tortoise and it has made quite the home under this golf cart pad. The park is going to decide what they are going to do about having the tortoise removed and relocated. They are a protected species and the relocation of them is a very complex process. The other call we responded to from the park was a rather large yellow jacket’s nest that was unfortunately discovered by the maintenance man mowing the lawn! We were able to take care of the issue almost immediately thus allowing the park to return to normal.

 

Gopher Tortoise

Tortoise is on sand moving towards his hole


Tortoise hole w view of Golf Cart

Tortoise hole w view of Golf Cart


Hole of Gopher Tortoise

Hole of Gopher Tortoise

Sideshot of Tortoise in Hole
Sideshot of Tortoise in Hole

 

 

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