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A small yellow turtle lies in the sand

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Gopher tortoises are ecosystem engineers and keystone species. Their burrows, which can be up to 30 feet long and eight feet deep, provide shelter for commensal species like burrowing owls, gopher frogs, and indigo snakes.
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