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In 1987, the gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) was listed as a threatened species in the western portions of its range, from western Alabama to southeastern Louisiana. These tortoises are known as gophers because they dwell in burrows they dig in sandy soils. These burrows are as deep as ten (10) feet and as long as 25 to 35 feet. The burrows provide homes to co-inhabitants such as the dung beetle, the gopher frog and various snakes (including the eastern diamondback rattlesnake). Animals such as the fox squirrel, opossum, raccoon, fox, armadillo, and quail often occupy abandoned burrows.
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