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Gopher Tortoise-these are suppose to be endangered but you could not prove it by me as I have seen a bunch. I think I saw my first four the first month we moved to Florida. Have seen a number of them since in various place in Florida including a few young ones. 

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11 hours ago, Birding Boy said:

Blanding’s Turtle!!! Lifer, endangered, and just an awesome looking turtle. My sister spotted her first, after a bit I realized she was digging a nest at the gravelly side of the road. Hope the nest makes it. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/82376426

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AWESOME!!

Tell your sister “good eye!” for me. 😉

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This fellow has been in the tree outside our window all day, with crows harrassing it continuously from about 4:30am until mid-afternoon. No idea what got their goat.

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7 minutes ago, PaulK said:

This fellow has been in the tree outside our window all day, with crows harrassing it continuously from about 4:30am until mid-afternoon. No idea what got their goat.

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Coons are notorious for nest robbing, both for eggs and baby birds. The Crows probably recognized it as such and don't want it around their territory.

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Terrible photo due to distance but this was one of the only two times I saw a badger. The second time I had no chance for a photo. Old photo from Colorado Pawnee National Grasslands was looking for Mountain Plover.

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