Gopher tortoise 2022-05-15

This gopher tortoise ran out of the back driveway into this thicket.

[Gopher tortoise in the briar patch]
Gopher tortoise in the briar patch

This Gopherus polyphemus is hard to see in there.

[Briar patch with gopher tortoise]
Briar patch with gopher tortoise

Apparently it was gopher day, because the dogs spotted another one a half mile away, on the other side of the cypress swamp. Fortunately, they’ve learned to leave turtle-like animals alone. So no gophers were harmed on that day.