Your Match: Gopher Tortoise
Gopher tortoises are so named because of their ability to dig large, deep burrows. They have specialized shovel-like front legs that help them to dig. Their hind legs are also strong and sturdy to push them forward. Their home-building talents are not lost on their neighbors—gopher tortoise burrows are widely used by other species, playing a pivotal role in their native community. Their burrows provide shelter for more than 350 different species of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects, and even birds. And, as primarily herbivorous creatures, gopher tortoises present no threat to their many houseguests.