Gopher Tortoise, 9-9-14, Captiva Vacation Rentals CoOp. Photo Credit Brian Garrett.
Gopher Tortoise, 9-9-14, Captiva Vacation Rentals CoOp. Photo Credit Brian Garrett.

CROW Rehabilitates & Releases Threatened Gopher Tortoise

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Baby Gopher Tortoise, Photo Credit - Steven Beger

Baby Gopher Tortoise, Photo – Steven Beger

Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) released a threatened species gopher tortoise back into the wild.

On Aug. 25, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) released a threatened species gopher tortoise back into the wild after eight long months of recovery.

Gus had been a patient at CROW since Dec. 6, 2013. He came to the clinic after being hit by a car in Lehigh Acres. Gus’s shell had major cracks and he was dragging his left leg. Originally, CROW staff members didn’t think he would be able to be released due to the severity of his injuries.

– See more at theĀ Captiva Current.


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