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Photo of the Day ~ Animals & Wildlife Category ~ December 03, 2007

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Florida's Rare Gopher Tortoise
by Ken Pichon (KenPichon) 
Panasonic Lumix TZ-1
Melbourne, Florida
United States of America

Photographer Notes:
First one I have ever seen outside its burrow.....

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Patrice Cigallio Wesa commented on December 03, 2007 11:28:
Wow, this is certainly a huge looking tortoise, Ken, with good detail and a marvelous blending in with its environment. Congratulations!
Joyce Webley commented on December 03, 2007 14:06:
Excellent detail and sounds like you were in the right place at the right time! Is it as big as it looks? Congratulations on your win today!
Linn Smith commented on December 03, 2007 18:08:
A lucky find and wonderfully captured showing well its huge size - congratulations on your excellent POTD!
Kathy Pazaryna commented on December 03, 2007 18:17:
Never saw this kind of Tortoise Before it sure is big great capture and congrats on your win Ken.
Charlene Ahrens commented on July 26, 2008 13:43:
I use to live in Springhill FL (1992-1997) and we had one that lived in a vaccant lot across the street. He/she would come over to my yard daily to eat the most brightly colored zinnias in the flower bed in my front yard. I never had many flowers for indoor decoration. LOL
Ken Pichon commented on July 26, 2008 13:56:
Charlene; thanks for noticing my photo. You were lucky to have one so near. Last month I was fortunate to see another one crossing the road in the sanctuary, moving quite fast for a tortoise. Thanks again.

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