For the past 9 days, the County Extension Office has been counting down to Gopher Tortoise Day. Here’s their post from today:
Say what??? Gopher tortoises are protected in Florida and its illegal to touch or move them? This is the true story of the gopher tortoise. They are a threatened wildlife species and protected by state law. As with all wildlife, please don’t touch. Interested in learning more about regulations revolving gopher tortoises, click here.