gopher turtle


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Noun1.gopher turtle - burrowing edible land tortoise of southeastern North Americagopher turtle - burrowing edible land tortoise of southeastern North America
tortoise - usually herbivorous land turtles having clawed elephant-like limbs; worldwide in arid area except Australia and Antarctica
genus Gopherus, Gopherus - gopher tortoises
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11 (1887) A 6" by 8" gopher turtle, completely encased in ice, fell from the sky near Bovina in Warren County.
m In 1930 Nature Magazine reported that a gopher turtle encased in a block of ice crash-landed in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
The base is also populated by gopher turtles and river otters.