keep-on-smiling-buttercup:

I miss the old batch of Horsfields, they had so much charecter😊

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We horsfields have tons of personality… and we make tons of trouble. Its great isn’t it?

typhlonectes:

Did you know that gopher tortoise burrows provide refuge for about 360 other species?

Some of those species include black pine snakes, gopher frogs, Florida
mice, foxes, skunks, opossums, rabbits, quail, armadillos, burrowing
owls, snakes, lizards, frogs, toads, and many invertebrates. Several of
the “tenants” are also legally-protected species adding to the burrows’
value to the ecosystem.

Learn more: http://1.usa.gov/y3vPTq

Photo: Gopher Frog (Lithobates capito) and a Florida Mouse (Podomys floridanus) in a Gopher Tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) burrow in Florida.

photographs by Florida Wildlife Commission and USFWS

(via: USFWS – SE Region)

CONSERVATION MATTERS! Even if you don’t love shells like we do.. protecting the gopher tortoise is protecting 360 other creatures.