I called 911 and turned around to get him out of the road. Didn't want him run over and he would have loved our woods. Sandy soil. His fav!! But he was gone. No trace of him. I assume one of the other cars braved traffic and picked him up.
Gopher Tortoise Adventures!
I spent two hours searching for him last nite on Google and the photoes I found that looked like him was a Galapagos turtle which is huge...5' long and almost extinct so I doubt it was one of those...then I searched on Georgia tortoises and found this guy. The Gopher Tortoise...large but not like a Galapagos.
All he only eats grass and leaves, and burrows in sand. Where I live is within their range from South Florida to mid Georgia and South Carolina west to southern Lousiana. I hope I see one again sometime...a very cool old guy!!
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