Keep your eyes peeled... for strolling tortoises

Look down every now & then

Wildlife officers are asking you to keep an eye out for strolling gopher tortoises!

The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission says this is the time of year when the animals are more active.

From now through May, females will be laying eggs the size of ping-pong balls in the sandy areas outside their burrows.
       
You can report injured or dead gopher tortoises by calling the Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-3922.

Harming a gopher tortoise, its burrows or eggs is against the law.


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